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Thursday, February 19, 2015

What is the Lab's mission in one sentence?


Can anyone say what the lab mission is in 1 sentence?
If so, then explain the need for 6500 workers?
If so, then how close is this to LANL's mission?


Anonymous said...

"Can anyone say what the lab mission is in 1 sentence?"

To make profit.

"If so, then explain the need for 6500 workers?"

You need enough people to make it look credible. We could do this with less people.

"If so, then how close is this to LANL's mission?"

Workers are liabilities, so we could go down to 4000 people, which would reduce safety and security incidents and pass most of PBIs at the same time. 

Anonymous said...
"Can anyone say what the lab mission is in 1 sentence?
If so, then explain the need for 6500 workers?
If so, then how close is this to LANL's mission?

February 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM"

Protect the Nation by ensuring Nuclear Deterrence.

That's about half what's needed.

Same mission as LANL, which employs the other half.

Please do pay attention in class 9:41!

Anonymous said...
"Protect the Nation by ensuring Nuclear Deterrence."

Sounds good but that is not the mission.

Make no mistake LANS and LLNS are about profit. Why do think they are going nuts in LANL right now after they lost the bonus, that's all they care about.

"Driving this change is a deep-seated belief that took hold in corporate America a few decades ago and has come to define today’s economy — that a company’s primary purpose is to maximize shareholder value.

Together with new competition overseas, the pressure to respond to the short-term demands of Wall Street has paved the way for an economy in which companies are increasingly disconnected from the state of the nation, laying off workers in huge waves, keeping average wages low and threatening to move operations abroad in the face of regulations and taxes.

Corporations are stand alone perpetual legal entities whose 'western' legal objective is profit maximization.

Anonymous said...
LANS and LLNS are not corporations and have no shareholders, just in case you didn't know

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

National Security, Stockpile Stewardship and the HOME campaign

Anonymous said...

Official short mission statements from the respective llnl.gov and lanl.gov websites...

"Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology, and engineering"

"Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence"

Anonymous said...

Charlie was clear on LANL's mission:
Follow the money!

Anonymous said...

"Charlie was clear on LANL's mission:
Follow the money!

February 19, 2015 at 5:51 PM"

Charlie boy was very clear that this is his personal mission. Please pay attention in his all-hands meetings!

Anonymous said...



Corporation or company it is all about the cash. We are for profit and profit is the mission. Looks like it worked out real well.

Anonymous said...

profit is the mission. Looks like it worked out real well.

February 19, 2015 at 7:43 PM

Really?? What planet are you on? LANS lost 90% of its "profit" this year.

Anonymous said...

Please clarify your topic question. Do you mean one sentence to describe LANL and LLNL missions, or LANS and LLNS missions?

Anonymous said...

Should the "one sentence" describe strategic planning and missions for the benefit and security of the USA, or short term, profit focused, get it while you can locust behavior without consideration of the other mission description? The DOE and the NNSA are concerned about which path the labs are on and what to do about it.

Anonymous said...



LLCs are about profit, LLNL and LANL are LLCs so they are also about profit. Does something more need to said?

Anonymous said...

LANL: the final frontier. These are the scandals of Charlie's and Terry's laboratory. Its next five-year mission: to explore strange new drum farts, to seek out new chemical reactions where none existed before, to boldly go with nuclear waste where no man has gone before.

And, of course, to rake in several million more each year as compensation.

Anonymous said...

"... LANL: the final frontier. These are the scandals of Charlie's and Terry's laboratory. Its next five-year mission: to explore strange new drum farts, to seek out new chemical reactions where none existed before, to boldly go with nuclear waste where no man has gone before..."

You forgot to mention when the walls of financial accountability close in on LANS management, or their partners at LLNS, these LLCs will smile and say, "beam us up Scotty".

Anonymous said...


Dollar Dollar bill y'all


Managers got to do what they got to do
To get through - know what I'm saying?
Because you can't just get by no more - word up -
You gotta get over - straight up and down

Anonymous said...

Haiku not. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Managers Creed


Cash, Rules, Everything, Around, Me
C.R.E.A.M.
Get the money
Dollar, dollar bill y'all

Anonymous said...

I think it can best be covered in the line from Blazing Saddles:

"We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen!"

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