As LLNL’s NIF enters its second decade of full-scale operations, the demands on all aspects of its information technology (IT) infrastructure are becoming more varied, complex, and critical. To meet these demands, the NIF IT team has embarked on an IT modernization effort to push NIF’s technology infrastructure into the next paradigm.
We’re conducting research and developing game-changing tools to meet the nation’s top priorities to enhance security in a highly interconnected world. In particular, our work is focused on developing a distributed approach to real-time situational awareness; advancing predictive and scalable simulations to design and analyze complex systems, such as space system protection and large-scale cyber defense, where full-scale experiments are not possible; and creating analytic methodologies and data management and fusion tools that are needed for the next generations of intelligence applications. View content related to Cyber Security.
Protecting sensitive information has always been critical to Lawrence Livermore’s national security missions. In the digital age, a well-guarded door is not enough. For years, Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) has used iSRD—short for Integrated Secret Restricted Data—to manage access to classified information. Similar systems are utilized across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex to facilitate collaboration between laboratories, plants, and strategic partners.
Livermore’s OneID system moves the Department of Energy toward industry’s trend of decentralized, controlled infrastructure where identity becomes the primary security boundary.
When it comes to IT needs, a 6,500-employee national laboratory is effectively a small city. Computation’s enterprise computing–focused divisions provide technical support and customer service for LLNL’s vast inventory of desktop computing hardware/software, servers, mobile devices, as well as other IT services fulfilling Livermore’s requirements in communication, collaboration, and cyber security.