Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

Overseeing management and operating the Laboratory for DOE/NNS

LLNS President and LLNL Director William Goldstein poses with recipients at the annual LLNS Community Gift Program ceremony.

Organization and LLNS board members in FY 2018


LLNS is a limited liability company managed by members Bechtel National, Inc.; the University of California; BWXT Government Group, Inc.; and the URS Division of AECOM. Battelle Memorial Institute also participates with 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.


The Honorable Ellen Tauscher
Board Chair

Regent, University of California; Former Member of U.S. House of Representatives, California 10th Congressional District; Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Former Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense

Barbara Rusinko
Board Vice Chair

President of Bechtel Nuclear, Security & Environmental, Inc.

Peggy McCullough
Senior Vice President/General Manager, Nuclear Security & Operations Bechtel National, Inc.

Kimberly Budil, Ph.D.
Chair of the Nominations and Compensation Committee

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

Ken Camplin
Nuclear Services Group President BWX Technologies, Inc.

Robert Powell
Chair of the Science and Technology Committee

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

Jim Blankenhorn
Senior Vice President AECOM


Michael Anastasio
Member of the Mission Committee

Laboratory Director Emeritus, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories

Robert DeGrasse
Chair of the Business, Operations, and Security Committee

Vice President and Manager Government Affairs, Bechtel Nuclear, Security and Environmental


Kevin Chilton
Member of the Mission Committee

General, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Donald Kintzer
Chair of the Ethics and Audit Committee

Partner (Retired),
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Steve Koonin
Chair of the Mission Committee

University Professor, New York University

Richard Mies
Member of the Mission Committee

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

Jeffrey Wadsworth
Battelle Memorial Institute

LLNL FY 2018 Actual Costs: $1.944 Billion




John Nuckolls Honored with Foster Medal

Seven laboratory directors and a U.S. Air Force general were among the many colleagues and friends who paid tribute to John Nuckolls as he was presented the John S. Foster Jr. Medal on November 8, 2018. Nuckolls was recognized for his significant contributions to national security as an innovative intellectual leader, the driving force behind the quest for inertial confinement fusion, and the seventh Laboratory director. As director, Nuckolls envisioned the risks that the nation would face post-Cold War and positioned LLNL to be responsive to the challenge. He is the fourth recipient of the Foster Medal, established by LLNS in honor of the award’s namesake.