Governor Abbott Congratulates Texas A&M University System On Winning New National Security Contract

June 8, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated the Texas A&M University System, and its partners, for being awarded new management contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Headquartered in Northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the nation's top research and development institutions dedicated to national security and ensuring the safety and reliability of nuclear weapons. The laboratory is a federal facility overseen by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and employs 11,000 people with an annual operating budget of $3 billion.

“Today’s announcement charges the Texas A&M University System with the management of one of the world’s premier laboratories in the areas of defense, nuclear weapons and nuclear nonproliferation," said Governor Abbott. "The award links Texas with one of the world’s premier R&D institutions, and I am proud of the expanded contributions our state will make towards our nation’s defense. I commend Chancellor Sharp and the Texas A&M University System for securing this contract that will provide significant opportunities for skilled workers trained in Texas to make lasting contributions to our national security.”

The management and operations contract for Los Alamos announced today was awarded to Triad National Security, LLC., which consists of the Texas A&M University System, Battelle Memorial Institute, and the University of California. The contract includes a five-year base with five one-year options, for a total of 10 years if all options are exercised.  The estimated value of the contract is $2.5 billion annually.