National Laboratory Management and Operations

Simultaneous Excellence™

Battelle manages national laboratories to deliver scientific discovery, inspire innovation and solve what matters most.



Solving What Matters Most

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Battelle oversees approximately 45,000 employees at nine national laboratories. These U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security labs deliver unmatched capabilities that drive scientific discovery, inspire innovation and solve what matters most.

As a contract manager of National Laboratories under the Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) governance model, Battelle emphasizes the value and relevance of these laboratories. We’re successful in our role of lab management because we apply the Battelle philosophy of Simultaneous Excellence™.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

BNL advances fundamental research in nuclear and particle physics, applies photon sciences and nanomaterials research to energy challenges, and performs cross-disciplinary research on climate change, sustainable energy and Earth’s ecosystems. BNL is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC. Battelle and Stoney Brook University are the LLC member companies.

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

INL is the nation’s lead laboratory for nuclear energy research, development, demonstration and deployment. The lab is charged with providing the nation with energy security with safe, competitive and sustainable energy systems and unique national and homeland security capabilities. INL is managed by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. Battelle is the LLC member company.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

LLNL has a mission of strengthening the nation's security by enhancing the nation's defense, reducing the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and responding with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. LLNL is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. Battelle is an integrated subcontractor.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

LANL executes work for multiple government agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. As a result, LANL’s strategy reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats and environmental management. LANL is managed by Triad National Security, LLC. Battelle, the Texas A&M University System and the University of California are the LLC member companies.

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National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center

NBACC conducts bioforensic analysis of evidence from a bio-crime or terrorist attack and provides scientific data for law enforcement attribution investigations. The lab also conducts studies and laboratory experiments to fill in information gaps to better understand current and future biological threats. NBACC is managed by Battelle National Biodefense Institute, LLC. Battelle is the LLC member company.

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