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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sandia National Laboratories and Kansas City Plant Competitive Alternatives

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Anonymous said...

"NNSA is moving toward a smaller and less expensive enterprise that maintains the highest levels of security and safety."

Really! Is that why NNSA has increased the fee they are paying to the Lab LLCs by 100-times. That certainly is "less expensive"? Maybe I'm missing something.

Anonymous said...

I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

William Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

August 11, 2012 9:59 PM

What you are missing is this fact. The management fee given to the LLC parent companies comes out of the Lab operating (overhead) budget, which was not increased from when UC ran the labs.

Their fee is taken directly and solely from the lab's hide.

So yes, the entity managing the Labs gets a whole lot more fee money, but there was no additional financial cost to NNSA or the government.

The other trick NNSA did - if the LLC doesn't get the full management fee, due to a low performance score... guess what, it doesn't stay with the Lab, NNSA gets it. So either way, the Lab operating budget looses the money.

Anonymous said...

Compared to the waste planned with California's high speed rail to nowhere, this is fish food.

Americans, particularly, Californians are demonstrably idiots.

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