National Nuclear Security Administration Contracting: Review of the NNSA Report on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Contract Competition [open pdf - 462KB]
From the Document: "The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is responsible for the management and security of the nation's nuclear weapons programs, among other missions. To carry out this responsibility, NNSA relies heavily on contractors--primarily using management and operating (M&O) contracts--at its national laboratories and other nuclear-related sites. One of the sites managed under an M&O contract is the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. According to NNSA, LANL's primary mission is national security, which includes the design, qualification, certification, and assessment of nuclear weapons. LANL is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) and is one of three NNSA laboratories charged with annually reporting on the safety, reliability, performance, and military effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile to the President of the United States. LANL also conducts multidisciplinary research in fields such as space exploration, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing. In addition, LANL performs work for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, and National Institutes of Health, among others."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/