Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Applying the Laboratory's Science and Technology Capabilities to Support the Intelligence Community

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LLNL's mission is to turn ideas into solutions that make the nation safer. The LLNL Intelligence Programs’ role in this mission is to apply the complete set of LLNL’s science and technology capabilities to support the Intelligence Community (IC) in overcoming its most difficult challenges.

LLNL Intelligence Programs are part of a National Nuclear Security Administration- (NNSA-) managed federally-funded research and development center (FFRDC) and are funded by multiple sponsors predominately from the IC. The IC is a federation of 16 United States government agencies—including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NNSA, and Department of Defense—that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities to support U.S. national security missions. We apply LLNL’s multidisciplinary science and technology (S&T) capabilities to develop and deliver innovative solutions to the IC that are free of conflicts (real or perceived), objective, technically excellent, and grounded in the expertise gained through our focused efforts on enduring problems. LLNL Intelligence Programs are most impactful when there are stable long-term strategic research and development collaborations with IC sponsors and use integrated LLNL capabilities to develop complete solutions to challenging intelligence and related national security missions.

LLNL’s Intelligence Program products extend beyond sponsors to various IC customers, including the President of the United States, National Security Council, Executive Branch Leaders, Joint Chiefs and military commanders, Congress, and others the Director of National Intelligence deems appropriate. LLNL’s Intelligence Programs measure success based on feedback from our sponsors and customers regarding the impact we have on the IC mission.

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