UC retains management of Los Alamos nuclear laboratory with new contract

The University of California will continue to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory alongside two new partners.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a decade-long, $25 billion contract to the new Triad National Security LLC, formed by the UC, Texas A&M University and Battelle Memorial Institute in June.

Texas A&M said in a statement that Triad National Security will be a nonprofit like its three member groups.

Los Alamos’ current contract is under a for-profit consortium that includes the UC as well as Bechtel National, Inc., BWXT Government Group Inc. and the URS unit of engineering design firm AECOM.

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