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This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Opinions not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog author serves as a moderator. For new topics or suggestions, email jlscoob5@gmail.com

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Please reconsider your new policy to police the blog.

It's nature has changed from a sometimes chaotic but open forum to something more personal, a very limiting give and take between piqued individuals and even trite nannying. Closing off threads rather than letting them exhaust themselves eliminates the authenticity of the exchange. It will only take perusing a few more Nannied threads before you will lose the interest of followers like me who have posted perhaps now thousands of posts since the 2007 rebid debacle motivated this anonymous forum. Thanks for your efforts and consideration. I for one do not hold anyone but the author responsible for the posts in an open, very lightly monitored forum

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Report: LANL twice violated nuclear safety standards in Aug


Sep 22, 2017 

"The incidents are among the most serious to have occurred at the lab in the last year or more, and come at a time when the lab’s ability to handle nuclear materials — and ensure the safety of its workers and the public — have been questioned by critical investigative reports, the federal advisory board and members of Congress"

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/report-lanl-violated-nuclear-safety-standards/article_6692f11d-6c8d-5b4c-8f5d-1972330d3df6.html

Most Top Managers Will Be Gone

No matter who wins LANL, because the team will be divided 2, 3 or even 4 ways into different bid teams, it means at most 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 could survive into next contract. Some teams could have few or no current LANL managers.

The if you factor in the retirements that will be timed for the contract change another fraction of top managers will be gone.

No matter what the outcome, most LANL AD and PAD will be gone.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

At least two bidding teams.

I am also hearing that UTexas and Battalle are putting in a bid. Anyone else hear this? 
That is at least two teams. How about Lockheed?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Annoying large fonts

Lately,  someone pointed out that some posts have huge fonts. It may have something to do with my mobile device browser settings. The posts look good from my mobile device.
I am doing this post using a laptop. It should have the correct font size.  I will continue researching the cause of the problem.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Can anyone explain?

This makes no sense unless LANS is intending to bid as the current LLC, which seems very unlikely. LANS was established for the sole purpose of bidding on the contract for, and running, LANL for DOE/NNSA. It has no other function or business. Can anyone explain this rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic?

Queen Tauscher - Good, Bad, or Ugly?

The appointment of Ellen Tauscher as an Executive Committee Governor of the Boards of Governors of the Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, effective February 16, 2018, replacing Norman Pattiz, be approved.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

More control over LANL and SNL

Senators want DNFSB to have more control over LANL and SNL operations


New Mexico’s U.S. senators are pushing for language to be included in a major defense spending bill that they say would bolster safety at national laboratories in the state.

Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have proposed that the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board report to Congress each year on what additional resources are needed to ensure that operations at Sandia and Los Alamos labs are safe.

The independent oversight panel found earlier this year that many of the safety systems in place at Los Alamos date to the 1970s and will need to be upgrading to meet future demands.


https://www.abqjournal.com/1063525/new-mexico-senators-push-for-annual-reports-on-lab-safety.html

Pattiz out from UC role in LLNS/LANS in 2018



Too little too late to save any hope for UC continued involvement in NNSA. Pattiz was a running joke and UC put up with his behavior for way too long.


http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/sept17/a1.pdf

Purpose of LANL.

The primary purpose of LANL, and the only purpose of LANL, is to provide wasteful sums of money to the local community.

“Our community has had some real challenges in communicating our interests, and just meeting and communicating with the potential bidders,” said Andrea Romero, the executive director of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities.

http://www.lamonitor.com/content/la-local-leaders-meet-dc-officials

LAFO gets a new sheriff in town


Colleagues: 

Our friend and colleague Kim Davis Lebak is retiring after 28 years of public 
service. Throughout her distinguished career, Kim served in various capacities 
in DOE and NNSA offices across the country, including Livermore, Sandia, Pantex, 
Savannah River, and DOE/NNSA Headquarters. Most recently, she has been Los 
Alamos Field Office Manager. Kim has been an extraordinary public servant and 
contributed greatly to NNSA's missions. 

Steve Goodrum has been selected to serve as the new Los Alamos Field Office 
Manager. He has served as NNSA's Assistant Deputy Administrator for Stockpile 
Management since 2005. Steve's 40 years of experience in the nuclear security 
enterprise includes assignments as the Amarillo Area Office Manager and as the 
Sandia Site Office Deputy Manager. 

Please join me in thanking Kim for her service, and welcoming Steve to his new 
role. 


Frank Klotz

UC and Bechtel are talking.

New rumor is that UC and Bechtel are talking partnership again with a different structural arrangement.

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