Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC - 2021

An aerial view of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Overseeing management and operation of the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE National Security (LLNS) is a limited liability company managed by Bechtel National, Inc.; the University of California; BWXT Government Group, Inc.; and Amentum. Battelle Memorial Institute also participates in LLNS as a teaming subcontractor. Cutting-edge science is enhanced through the expertise of the University of California and its 10 campuses and LLNS’ affiliation with the Texas A&M University system.

organization chart of LLNS Board members in FY 2021


Jay Sures

Board Chair

Regent, University of California

John Howanitz

Board Vice Chair

General Manager, Nuclear Security
& Operations
Bechtel National, Inc.

Tom Gioconda

Member of the Business, Operations, and Security Committee

Nuclear Security Operations Manager
Nuclear, Security & Environmental
Bechtel National, Inc.

Craig Leasure

Chair of the Nominations and Compensation Committee

Vice President for National Laboratories,
University of California,
Office of the President

Jim Blankenhorn

Senior Vice President


Robert Powell

Chair of the Science and Technology Committee

Professor of Chemical Engineering and
of Food Science and Technology,
University of California, Davis


Kevin Chilton

Member of Mission Committee

General, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Jim Henry

Chair of the Ethics and Audit Committee

Partner (Retired),
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Steven Koonin

Chair of the Mission Committee

Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress,
New York University

Richard Mies

Member of the Mission Committee

Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired);
Former Commander in Chief,
U.S. Strategic Command

pie chart of LLNL FY 2021 Portfolio

LLNL Director Emeritus George Miller

LLNL Director Emeritus George Miller Honored with Foster Medal

Former colleagues and national security leaders paid tribute to George Miller as he was presented the John S. Foster Jr. Medal in November 2021. Director Emeritus Miller was recognized for his exceptional leadership in nuclear weapons science and technology (S&T), the establishment and early successes of the Stockpile Stewardship Program, and the construction of the National Ignition Facility. Miller’s leadership continued with his service as a trusted senior advisor on national security S&T. He is the sixth recipient of the John S. Foster Jr. Medal.