National Nuclear Security Administration

Sandia California celebrates 60 years

March 7, 2016

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From a small group of 24 employees, Sandia/California has grown to include some 900 staff and 250 contractors, postdoctoral fellows, and students and has broadened in scope to play a vital role in Sandia’s overall missions.

On March 8, Sandia/California celebrates its 60th anniversary. The site, which began with a singular nuclear weapons mission, now supports all Sandia mission areas. Nuclear weapons still accounts for nearly half of the site’s work, along with strong programs in homeland security, transportation energy, cyber, and chemical and biological defense.

“From the Cold War to today, we’ve been providing exceptional service in the national interest in Livermore for six decades,” says California Laboratory Div. 8000 VP Marianne Walck. “It has been a remarkable 60 years for the site. I’m grateful to be part of the continuing success in contributing to the security and well-being of our nation and the world.”

To commemorate the 60th anniversary, Sandia/California on March 3 held an on-site event, “Honoring 60 Years of Engineering, Science, and Service.”

Read more about the celebration.