Beyond Uncertainties, Sandia Sees Growth in Weapons Program

The new director at Sandia’s Livermore site anticipates growth in its nuclear weapons program, while dealing with substantial uncertainties in other areas, like the intentions of the Trump Administration, the slow speed of clearance investigations and the high cost of living in the Bay Area.

The new director is Dori Elli, a manager who once retired from Sandia but then returned to work. She spent 33 years at Sandia’s main branch in Albuquerque as well as two at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and one at the University of California’s Office of the President in Oakland.

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