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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Deputy Lab Director Ike Richardson Leaves LANS

In Bechtel's Deputy Lab Director "rotation scheme" at LANS/LLNS, Ike Richardson is being transferred from one salt mine at Los Alamos to another mine in Australia. Does anyone know exactly what Ike accomplished during his short stay at LANL?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being replaced by another career fed?

Anonymous said...

Being replaced, per the usual, with another Bechtelian who has used the revolving door between the DOE's "for-profit" contractors and DOE HQ to enrich herself.

The corrupt good ol' boy system now has a good ol' gal. I'm sure she'll be very well compensated for her new position as LANS deputy director.

Anonymous said...

It's not a question of what Ike accomplished but rather if anyone noticed he existed.

Anonymous said...

The corporate governance model doesn't work.

With UC concurance, Bechtel provides a short-timer that cannot possibly contribute since the core competencies take years to master. So the madmen of DOE make noises, UC tries to pick up the pieces and Bechtel provides a $35M per year rookie bust. (Rizzo, Lytle, Gionconda...)

DOE doesn't notice because as the failed privitization of the labs and Solyndra show,
DOE can't tell it buttocks from a warm rock.

Hell, even Barry Zito's failure is small in comparison.

The game of thrones...

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Bechtel just provide a decent looking hooker?

Too honest?

Anonymous said...

DOE is a failure that should be abolished.

Ronald Reagan 1980 campaign recommendation

Anonymous said...

Becthel has converted the LANS/LLNS Deputy Laboratory Director role to a worthless rubber stamping position at the Laboratories. The Becthel appointees (non-advertised and non-competed) to this and many other positions is the centerpiece of the Bechtel's failed and incompetent leadership at LANS/LLNS. Unfortunately, Betchel's policy of not competing jobs at LLNS/LANS has now become the standard across the Labs.

Anonymous said...

"October 20, 2011 3:05 AM"

Stop complaining, if you don't like it at the labs leave. Your parents should have taught you that life is not fair. I am sure we can replace everyone at the labs with eager people who are out of work right now
who sure as hell would not be complaining about managers.

Anonymous said...

"I am sure we can replace everyone at the labs with eager people who are out of work right now who sure as hell would not be complaining about managers."

Thanks for that oh, so insightful tip, Brett Knapp.

Anonymous said...

Stop complaining, if you don't like it at the labs leave. Your parents should have taught you that life is not fair. I am sure we can replace everyone at the labs with eager people who are out of work right now who sure as hell would not be complaining about managers.

So taxpayers also should stop complaining about the DOE and NNSA squandering their hard-earned cash on these LLCs, or leave the country?

Maybe, just maybe, some people complain because they are trying to right a wrong...not just abandon it to rot and reward the wrongdoing.

Anonymous said...

Stop complaining, if you don't like it at the labs leave. Your parents should have taught you that life is not fair. I am sure we can replace everyone at the labs with eager people who are out of work right now
who sure as hell would not be complaining about managers.

October 20, 2011 8:04 AM

This wasn't a complaint. You can't handle the TRUTH you big baby!

Anonymous said...

I am sure we can replace everyone at the labs with eager people who are out of work right now
who sure as hell would not be complaining about managers.

October 20, 2011 8:04 AM

Didn't you forget "minimum wage professional labor" Bret? I mean we need to ensure there's enough money for your tax payer funded Southwest flights, bonuses for every DAHRT shot, tax payer supplied Cayenne, dry cleaned suits, and your ridiculous salary. All for a Cal Poly BS degree.

Anonymous said...

"This wasn't a complaint. You can't handle the TRUTH you big baby!

October 20, 2011 3:02 PM"

How would you know what the truth is?
If you have a problem with how the lab is run than nothing is stopping you from leaving.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget those are "tax free" bonuses baby! Life is good. Bret Knapp

Anonymous said...

All for a Cal Poly BS degree.

Cal Poly is a very good undergraduate engineering school. In that category of schools, the current U.S. News rankings place it tied for fifth with the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Not bad company.

Anonymous said...

Cal Poly is a very good undergraduate engineering school. In that category of schools, the current U.S. News rankings place it tied for fifth with the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Not bad company.

October 21, 2011 9:23 PM

"Very good" isn't good enough. Cal Poly is a secondary state university for those students who don't qualify academically to get into the University of California schools. The high caliber and most prestigious universities in California are the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. I bet money Knapp couldn't get into those universities.

Anonymous said...

The high caliber and most prestigious universities in California are the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. I bet money Knapp couldn't get into those universities.

Opps. The California Institute of Technology. All due respects Dr. Feynman.

Don't even use Knapp's name in the same breath as these schools.

Anonymous said...

Knapp is a vindictive moron without credentials.

Anonymous said...

"Knapp is a vindictive moron without credentials."

Yes, but he is a trained "attack dog" who does exactly what his handlers above him request him to do. That's the main reason he has moved up the management ladder so quickly. He's utterly ruthless. You don't need a high IQ to handle the "ruthless" part.

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