The Albuquerque Complex provides responsive business, technical, financial, legal, and management advice and services to successfully accomplish the NNSA mission.
Field Office: The Kansas City Field Office (KCFO) stewards the NNSA Kansas City Plant, the principal nonnuclear production site within the nuclear weapons complex. Its mission is to lead and direct the administration of its management & operating contract. The field office provides oversight and assessment, weapons programmatic guidance, security direction, and management for the NNSA Quality Assurance program. It is also actively involved in the Reimbursable Work program, which unifies KCFO with other federal agencies, and the Six Sigma program that achieves operations processes through the mission of continuous improvement. The KCFO is located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Plant: The NNSA Kansas City Plant is responsible for manufacturing and procuring nonnuclear components for nuclear weapons, including electronic, mechanical, and engineered material components. It supports national laboratories, universities, and U.S. industry. The facility is managed by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC. The KCP is located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Field Office: Los Alamos Field Office (NA-00-LA) manages the resources of the NNSA Los Alamos National Weapons Design Laboratory. NA-00-LA aims to minimize safety risks for federal and contractor employees; fosters quality and continuous improvement in the lab's operations and is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Laboratory: The NNSA Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a design laboratory responsible for the safety and reliability of the nuclear explosives package in nuclear weapons. This laboratory possesses unique capabilities in neutron scattering, enhanced surveillance, radiography, and plutonium science and engineering. LANL is contractor-run by Los Alamos National Security, LLC and is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Field Office: Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Nevada Field Office (NFO) oversees operations for the NNSA Nevada National Security Site. Due to the current moratorium on nuclear weapons testing, the primary mission of this field office is to support stockpile stewardship, environmental management, emergency response, and technology diversification.
Site: The NNSA Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) safely conducts high-hazard operations, testing, and training in support of NNSA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. It provides the government with the capability to return to underground nuclear testing should the President deem it necessary. NNSS is contractor-run by National Security Technologies, LLC and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Field Office: The NNSA Production Office is responsible for contract management and oversight of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Pantex Plant is responsible for nuclear weapons stockpile life extension programs, nuclear weapons dismantlement, the development, testing and fabrication of high explosive components, and the interim storage and surveillance of plutonium pits.
Plant: The Pantex Plant, located 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas, in Carson County, is charged with maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. The facility is managed and operated by B&W Pantex for NNSA. Work performed at Pantex includes support of the nuclear weapons life extension programs; nuclear weapons dismantlement; the development, testing and fabrication of high explosive components; and interim storage and surveillance of plutonium pits.
Field Office: Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Sandia Field Office oversees the NNSA Sandia National Laboratories, the laboratories responsible for the development, testing, and production of specialized nonnuclear components.
Laboratories: The NNSA Sandia National Laboratories are responsible for the development, testing, and production of specialized nonnuclear components and quality assurance and systems engineering for all of the United States' nuclear weapons. Sandia is contractor-run by Lockheed Martin Corporation. The labs are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Livermore, California; Kauai, Hawaii; and Tonopah, Nevada.
Field Office: Located south of Aiken, South Carolina, the Savannah River Field Office (SRFO) is responsible for the NNSA Defense Program missions at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS). The primary missions are reclamation of previously used tritium reservoirs; receipt, packaging and shipping of reservoirs; recycling, extraction, and enrichment of tritium gas in support of the maintenance of the nuclear weapons stockpile, including the U.S. stockpile of tritium; Limited-Life Component Exchange Reservoir Surveillance and Tritium Extraction in support of the maintenance of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The SRS is also the location where three interrelated facilities will be built and operated to implement the United States' nonproliferation commitment to dispose of its surplus weapon-grade plutonium. These facilities are the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (under construction), the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility (PDCF), and the Waste Solidification Building (WSB).
Site: The Savannah River Site (SRS) is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy, but the NNSA operates Tritium facilities on the site to supply and process tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen gas that is a vital component of nuclear weapons. The NNSA-SRS loads tritium and non-tritium reservoirs; including reclamation of previously used tritium reservoirs, receipt, packing and shipping of reservoirs; recycling, extraction, and enrichment of tritium gas and laboratory operations. Today, the Tritium Extraction Facility (TEF) at SRS is the only source of new tritium for the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. TEF safely and efficiently extracts tritium gas from rods irradiated in a commercial reactor. Also at SRS is the NNSA Office of Site Engineering and Construction Management, which manages the activities related to U.S. nonproliferation efforts to dispose of surplus highly enriched uranium under the NNSA Uranium Enrichment project and dispose of surplus weapons-grade plutonium through the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility, the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility (PDCF), and the Waste Solidification Building in F Area. SRS is currently managed and operated by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC.
Field Office: The NNSA Production Office is responsible for contract management and oversight of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Y-12 supports the Nuclear Security Enterprise through nuclear material processing, manufacturing and storage operations and nuclear nonproliferation activities and provides enriched uranium feedstock for the U.S. Navy.
National Security Complex: The Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) serves as the nation’s only source of enriched uranium nuclear weapons components and provides enriched uranium for the U.S. Navy. Y-12 is a leader in materials science and precision manufacturing and serves as the main storage facility for enriched uranium. Y-12 also supports efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation and performs complementary work for other government agencies.
Field Office: Located in Livermore, California, the Livermore Field Office oversees the NNSA Lawrence Livermore National Weapons Design Laboratory and is responsible for administering the performance-based contract, which oversees the lab. Additionally, the field office promotes national nuclear safety, executes assigned NNSA and Department of Energy programs and conducts oversight of work performed by industrial contractors and grantees in support of NNSA requirements and priorities.
Laboratory: The NNSA Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a design laboratory that is responsible for the safety and reliability of the nuclear explosives package in nuclear weapons. It supports surveillance, assessment, and refurbishment of the nuclear weapons stockpile. LLNL also possesses unique high-energy-density physics capabilities and scientific computing assets. The lab is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC and is located in Livermore, California.