Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Serving the Nation

The Global Security Principal Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) applies multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate, and deliver responsive solutions to complex global security needs.

Global Security supports all major missions at the Laboratory but executes the following:

See the Laboratory mission pages for more information.

Great People

Steve Myers
Global Security

Seismological tools help scientists probe the internal structure of the earth, but they have another, national-security-enhancing role, as Livermore seismologist Stephen Myers well knows—they help detect underground explosions.

“Our motivation is to help the U.S. verify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by detecting any nuclear explosive tests that may happen worldwide,” says Myers, program leader for Ground-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection R&D at Livermore.

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