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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bureaucracy strangles critical work at LANL

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Anonymous said...

No surprise here. We've already heard this story numerous times in many different reports.

Move along. No one cares. The weapon labs (esp. LANL) are finished. Sad, but true.

Anonymous said...

Sig Hecker once called LANL a "scientific prison" during a Senate hearing several years ago.

Since then, it has only gotten worse. After 6 years of LANS/Bechtel and a totally dysfunctional NNSA, it's now become more like a "scientific death camp"!

It's where bright, young, eager scientist come to practice extreme CYA risk aversion techniques and to have their promising science careers slowly snuffed out by stifling lab bureaucracy.

Anonymous said...

Don't give NNSA too much credit. They didn't get all this damage done in six years. They've been doing it for 12 years now. They're not *that* fast.

And, please, don't forget to thank people like Joe Barton, who did so much in the rebid process to make it work for Bechtel, see more of Joe here:

Anonymous said...

Bureaucracy killing work at LANL? I'm shocked, do you hear? Shocked!

Gosh, do you think this might be a small part of the reason that little gets done at LANL yet a research staff fully burdened rate is now pushing $500,000 per year?


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