Los Alamos Lab opens Homeland Security Center. (Security Beat).The Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) (previously known at various times as Site Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National has opened a Center for Homeland Security, which will serve as a contact hub for government organizations needing assistance with their projects on homeland security.
The center will concentrate on science, technology and analysis relevant to national security, said John Browne, director of the laboratory. Los Alamos is one of three national laboratories operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The center will focus on critical infrastructure protection Department of Defense (DOD) program to identify and protect assets critical to the Defense Transportation System. Loss of a critical asset would result in failure to support the mission of a combatant commander. , radiological and nuclear programs, chemical and biological defense, and the National Infrastructure and Simulation Center.
The center will provide essential contact points for agencies working with and within the Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States , according to Thomas Meyer, who will the center's director.
Meyer is an 11-year veteran of the laboratory and most recently was assigned as director of the advanced technologies office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. government agency administered by the Department of Defense (see Defense, United States Department of). (DARPA DARPA: see Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) The name given to the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency during the 1980s. It was later renamed back to ARPA. ) in Washington, D.C.
The center will ensure that "government agencies needing our assistance are immediately connected with the right people," said Browne.