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Monday, May 26, 2014

Members to New Commission on National Labs

Secretary Moniz Announces Members to New Commission on National Labs

(Every time I see this picture of Ernie, I can't help thinking of the the "What, me worry?" kid on the cover of MAD magazine!)

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:
•Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the Energy Department’s National Laboratories

WASHINGTON – Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, a congressionally-mandated committee that will evaluate the effectiveness of the Energy Department’s 17 national laboratories. The Commission is being established pursuant to the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

“The Energy Department’s national laboratories are a leading force in driving U.S. scientific and technological innovation and advancing the Department’s science, energy, environmental, and national security missions,” Secretary Moniz said. “I want to thank the Commission members for their expertise and look forward to working with them to ensure we leverage the national laboratories’ unique capabilities to fulfill our missions.”

The Commission will be co-chaired by Jared Cohon, President Emeritus and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and T.J. Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC. This independent Commission will examine if the priorities of the labs are in line with the broader strategic priorities of the Energy Department. The Commission will conduct a two-part study and present the first phase of its study by February 1, 2015.

In addition to the co-chairs, the Commission includes:
•Norman Augustine, Chairman of the U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, NASA and Former Chairman, Lockheed Martin
•Wanda Austin, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
•Charles Elachi, Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
•Paul Fleury, Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics, Yale University
•Susan Hockfield, Professor of Neuroscience and President Emerita, MIT
•Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution for Science and Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee of Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB)
•Cherry Murray, Dean, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Anonymous said...
Cherry's back to even the score.
Anonymous said...
The "kitty litter" F-Up is getting bigger and bigger with each new story. Last week it was 50 barrels. Now it is 500! It's going to probably cost a lot of money to fix this ugly LANL mess. How long until the whole town of Los Alamos (which the report says has at least 57 of these melting barrels) gets evacuated?

Heckavajob, Charlie McMillan? Looks like LANS is certainly earning their "rich" profit fees.

New Mexico: 500 barrels of questionable nuke waste

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico
environment officials say more than 500 barrels of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory was packed with the kitty litter suspected of causing a chemical reaction and radiation release at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump.
Anonymous said...
"•Cherry Murray, Dean, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

May 20, 2014 at 6:37 PM"

Vengeance is mine, OMG we are gonna get it and get it good. Dam.

Well maybe she has some sense of mercy for the LLNL you never no, she did have some friends.


Anonymous said...

What happened to Heather Wilson????

Anonymous said...

Put them in bigger barrels kinda of like Russian stacking dolls.

Anonymous said...

Kitty-litter-gate! What a joke. It will totally disappear from the public eye next week at the latest.

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