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Monday, March 9, 2015

Klotz Against DOE Name Change

Klotz Against DOE Name Change, but Mum on Other Recommendations for NNSA
Weapons Complex Monitor - March 5, 2015

National Nuclear Security Administration chief Frank Klotz told House appropriators yesterday that he was not in favor of changing the name of the Department of Energy as a Congressional advisory panel recommended last year, but Klotz declined to say how whether he supports one of the more extreme recommendations of the panel: moving the semi- autonomous NNSA back under DOE. “I think the Department of Energy sounds just fine,” Klotz told Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), the ranking member of House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, at a subcommittee hearing yesterday. After the hearing, he added: “I think the Department of Energy captures regardless of what the governance structure is, captures the full range of what the Department does. It’s short, it’s succinct, it’s direct. Everyone understands it. Moreover it’s timeless.”

The Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise, which was chaired by former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine and former Strategic Command chief Richard Mies, called on DOE to be renamed the Department of Energy and Nuclear Security as part of recommendations to strengthen the NNSA. It also called for NNSA to be renamed the Office of Nuclear Security and for the agency to be reabsorbed by DOE. Klotz said the NNSA planned to weigh in formally on the panel’s recommendations March 17 in a report to Congress. He emphasized, however, that DOE had already begun implementing many of the panel’s recommendations. “Many of the recommendations called for things which under [Energy] Secretary [Ernest] Moniz’s leadership we’re already implementing in terms of increasing the discipline, and the rigor, of our approach to program and project management,” Klotz told NS&D Monitor after the hearing.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparatchik to the core!

Anonymous said...

I love the way aging hippies use their old, adopted Soviet nomenclature to denigrate public servants. Left On, Man!

Anonymous said...

Change the name to protect the guilty.

Anonymous said...

This guy Klotz is turning into a real Klutz.

Anonymous said...

With a tip of the hat to Ren & Stimpy:

Department of EEEdiots!

Anonymous said...

"I love the way aging hippies use their old, adopted Soviet nomenclature to denigrate public servants. Left On, Man!"

blathered March 9, 2015 at 8:32 PM

Try looking it up, it has nothing at all to do with hippies, aging or otherwise. Oh, bother, actually looking up a term on Wikipedia, etc. would require exercising your pinhead brain!

Anonymous said...

Left On, Man!

Anonymous said...

cute

Anonymous said...

You know when an organization is so screwed-up when the only thing they are accomplishing is whether to change their name.

Anonymous said...

One more indication that the NWE has long outlived its placement in DOE. It is time to exit the forced fit experiment of being in an Energy department and move on to the more fitting Defense department.

Anonymous said...

One more indication that the NWE has long outlived its placement in DOE. It is time to exit the forced fit experiment of being in an Energy department and move on to the more fitting Defense department.

March 12, 2015 at 7:37 AM

I can one up this, DOE/NNSA needs to be "eliminated".

Anonymous said...

I can one up this, DOE/NNSA needs to be "eliminated".

March 12, 2015 at 8:16 PM

You people just can't get your English right. It is not that DOE/NNSA "needs" to be "eliminated,", it is that YOU NEED DOE/NNSA to be "eliminated." Big difference, and not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Actually, those people at our nuclear weapon labs are doing OK , considering that English is usually their second or third language.

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