WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced today it has exercised Option Periods 1 through 5 of Triad National Security, LLC’s management and operating contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Triad is made up of three members: Battelle Memorial Institute, The Texas A&M University System and the University of California.

The exercise of Option Periods 1 through 5 extends the period of performance of Triad’s contract from November 1, 2023, through October 30, 2028. Exercising Option Periods 1 through 5 is the most advantageous method of fulfilling the mission needs of NNSA, considering current price, past performance, and most importantly, the immediate need for continuity of performance during Fiscal Years 2023 through 2028.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, the Los Alamos National Laboratory aligns its strategic plan with priorities set by the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration, and key national strategy guidance documents, such as the Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, LANL executes work on all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. 

In addition, Los Alamos National Laboratory performs work for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Department of Homeland Security, among others. As a result, LANL strategy reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management.