NNSA is run from headquarters buildings spread over three sites: the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC, home of the Department of Energy; the department's Germantown Building in Germantown, Maryland; and the Albuquerque Complex at Kirtland Air Force Base, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In addition, NNSA oversees its contractor-operated national laboratories, production plants, and test and experiment facilities through field offices that are mostly co-located with the facilities they superintend. The field offices are responsible for ensuring compliance with federal contracts to manage and operate the national security assets located in California, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
To provide oversight for the diverse facility missions, each field office employs subject matter experts in specialties such as emergency management, physical security, cybersecurity, safety, national security, nuclear facility operations, environmental protection and stewardship, radioactive waste management, quality assurance, business and contract administration, public affairs, and project management.
Additionally, field offices engage with stakeholders including leaders and members of surrounding communities, cities, local and tribal governments, and business and non-governmental organizations.
NNSA field offices and the facilities for which they have responsibility:
Kansas City Field Office provides oversight for the Kansas City National Security Campus in Kansas City, MO. KCNSC is responsible for manufacturing and procuring nonnuclear components for nuclear weapons, including electronic, mechanical, and engineered material components. Its global security mission also involves the development of field-ready engineering solutions for other government agencies’ national security missions.
Contact: (816) 488-3341 or NNSAKansasCity@nnsa.doe.gov.
Livermore Field Office in Livermore, CA, provides oversight for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LLNL’s' defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. Its missions include mitigating dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change. The lab’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
Contact:(925) 422-6265 or LSOPublicAffairs@nnsa.doe.gov
Los Alamos Field Office in Los Alamos, NM, oversees the Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANL solves national security challenges through scientific excellence. It ensures a safe, secure, and effective stockpile; protects against nuclear threats; counters emerging risks and provides solutions to strengthen energy security.
Contact: (505) 667-6691 or NNSALosAlamos@nnsa.doe.gov
Nevada Field Office in North Las Vegas, NV, provides oversight for the Nevada National Security Site, located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. NNSS safely conducts high-hazard operations, testing, and training in support of NNSA and its laboratories as well as a variety of Federal agencies.
Contact: (702) 295-3521 or Nevada@NNSA.doe.gov
NNSA Production Office in Oak Ridge, TN, provides oversight for the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. Pantex handles nuclear weapons surveillance and life extension programs; weapons dismantlement; the development, testing and fabrication of high-explosive components; and storage and surveillance of plutonium pits. Y-12 is responsible for uranium storage, processing and manufacturing; the production of uranium feedstock for use in U.S. Navy ships; and supporting international nuclear nonproliferation programs.
Contact: (865) 576-9918 or NPOpublicinquiry@npo.doe.gov
Sandia Field Office in Albuquerque, NM, oversees Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque and Livermore, CA. Sandia works with other government agencies, industry, and academic institutions to provide exceptional service in the national interest and accomplish missions in nuclear weapons, defense systems and assessments, energy and climate, international, homeland, and nuclear security.
Contact: (505) 845-6036 or NNSA.Sandia@nnsa.doe.gov
Savannah River Field Office in Aiken, SC, provides oversight for the NNSA operations of the Savannah River Site. SRS’s primary mission for NNSA is supplying and processing the nation’s tritium as part of the stockpile management program. These efforts include extracting new tritium from irradiated rods, recycling the gas from returned reservoirs, loading reservoirs, conducting reservoir surveillance operations, testing gas transfer systems, and conducting related research and development. SRS also supports key domestic and international nonproliferation and nuclear security priorities through effective management and minimization of nuclear material.
Contact: (803) 952-6120 or email@example.com