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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The suits are already piling up

The suits are already piling up and the courts have not yet ruled on Liedos NNSS protest. Looks like the contract losers from NSTec have turned the lawyers loose on the NNSA.


http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/09/21/contractor-teams-seek-to-challenge-leidos-nuclear.html

Hanford whistleblowers

Hanford whistleblowers awarded $216,000 in back pay, compensation"

"...trial judge characterized some of CSC's arguments as "astonishing display of chutzpah""

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article102764252.html

Why Are More Cleared Candidates Job Hopping?



https://news.clearancejobs.com/2016/09/08/cleared-candidates-job-hopping/?utm_campaign=Defense+Industry+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=34332969&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8g813hybHLU5fYmx2VXHs1_IpoRN7Y2YlmuVdOdK-kEa1aBZFwdrmH2FIHRU1UjCYwdJpl5SIPvjfhBw3gXjYtHPXAC5gU1pV8FOjspmmhEXPJ4Ew&_hsmi=34332442

GAO report

NNSA should Evaluate the Role of the Enhanced Surveillance Program in Assessing the Condition of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile

Another typical GAO report on NNSA, indicating that the 2007 plan is to be updated by 2017...


http://gao.gov/products/GAO-16-549?source=ra

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LANL PhD's mock-up triggered Sunport lockdown

How's that national service working out for you and your family now?

LANL PhD's mock-up triggered Sunport lockdown. Charged with felony for business travel.

https://www.abqjournal.com/843660/los-alamos-employee-traveling-with-device-arrested-in-sunport-bomb-scare.html

Danielson, 40, is now facing a fourth-degree felony of having a facsimile or hoax bomb or explosive, according to court records. He has no criminal history and Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed he was an employee traveling on business.
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Anonymous said...

This charge is going to be dropped like rock, it makes no sense that this arrest was done, none. Just a misunderstanding of reality by some folks.
September 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just a misunderstanding of reality by some folks.

September 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Yeah, a misunderstanding of the reality of the terror threat and airport bombings by some jerk who thought his work was more important and no one would mind a little "mock" device. Earth to LANL: Get a clue. Check with TSA first never entered their myopic little brains.

Monday, September 12, 2016

National Nuclear Security Administration rescission of Contract Award

Leidos protested the rescission of the NNSS contract on Friday. They're not wasting time--straight to federal claims court.

Today the Nevada Site Science Support and Technologies Corporation (NVS3T) protested the Department of Energy’s, National Nuclear Security Administration rescission of Contract Award DE-NA0003379 for the management and operation of the Nevada National Security Site. The protest was filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims

Los Alamos man shuts down airport

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-man-shuts-down-albuquerque-sunport

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Stressed out!

I recall Tom McNaughton (retired, PF-4 Maintenance Manager) calling a meeting (at the request of Bob Mason, TA-55 FOD) of all PF-4 Cognizant System Engineers (CSEs) to immediately reduce all maintenance on safety class and safety significant vital safety systems (VSSs) to the absolute "bare bones". As an other example, Bill Kerley was the Chief Engineer at PF-4 for 4-years, while he sat idle on Larry Goen's (ES-Division Leader) office. We were informed that Bill was "stressed out". Poor Bill. Really, so were all the CSEs there! Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering are a "joke" at PF-4. and TA-55 in general.
Anonymous said...
September 11, 2016 at 11:58 AM

With contract change coming up there is lots of very "stressed out" managers particularly those that are closest to Bechtel. Some of the stress may be due to things being uncovered about the way certain operations have been done.

Corporate cult

Is there a corporate cult or an attempt at creating a corporate cult like culture at the labs. The key characteristics are listed below. 

Obedience 

devotion 

discourage individualism and encourage group think. 

persuasion

isolation

top down communications

When will DOE learn how to administer a contract?

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-529

Follow the money, Charlie boy

“There is no magic in this,” McMillan added. “It’s dollars.”

Follow the money, Charlie boy, follow the money.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/congressional-subcommittee-grills-lanl-chief-over-backlog-of-repairs/article_f2ec942b-846b-5abc-b4be-98036d8ab6d0.html

Lab cell phones

Did I miss something? I see more and more people using their lab issued phones as personal phones. I was under the impression that these phones are for business purposes only and personal use was limited to incidental use. 

I would assume these phones are capable of being monitored and it would be easy to when and where these phones are being used. 

Seems like a waste of tax payer money to supply these phones for business purposes only to have them being used for personal purposes

North Korea is at it again.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3780874/Monitors-report-unusual-seismic-activity-North-Korea.html
North Korea detonates 'its biggest-ever nuke': Huge earthquake at nuclear testing site follows 'hydrogen bomb' in January

Maybe we could strike a deal with them where they are allowed to keep their 
weapons program but they must put Bechtel in charge of their labs.

Monday, September 5, 2016

DOE finds problems with missile program

The report lists lots of problems and not much is offered to address them. Maybe it is time to move the nuclear weapons mission out of DOE?


http://www.lamonitor.com/content/doe-finds-problems-missile-program
Anonymous said...
The report lists lots of problems and not much is offered to address them. Maybe it is time to move the nuclear weapons mission out of DOE?

Under most circamstances that would seem reasonable however where wold you move it to DOD? As incredible as that sounds that would be even worse as DOD is even more incompetent that DOE. DOE still gets some stuff done, DOD, nope, nada billions and billions and billions for stuff that is guaranteed not to work.

Who ran the labs before DOE?
Anonymous said...
Who ran the labs before DOE?

ERDA, AEC, and the War Department.

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