The Sandia Field Office (SFO) was established by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in December 2002.
The SFO provides contract administration and oversight of Sandia National Laboratories and serves as the risk acceptance agent for the NNSA. SFO is responsible for ensuring the safe and secure operations of the DOE's mission at Sandia. Support is provided to SFO by NNSA Headquarters and the NNSA Albuquerque Complex.
Sandia designs non-nuclear components for the nation's nuclear weapons, performs a wide variety of energy research and development projects, and works on assignments that respond to national security threats -- both military and economic. Sandia has been managed by Lockheed Martin Corp. since October 1, 1993. While most of Sandia's work is sponsored by the NNSA, the labs also perform work for other federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and others.