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Saturday, December 26, 2015

LLNL's 2015 performance earns another contact award term

LLNL's 2015 performance earns another contact award term

The Lab's ability to deliver on its science and technology missions has resulted in excellent marks in the fiscal year 2015 Performance Evaluation Plan.

The Livermore Field Office (LFO) recently released the assessment, which outlines six performance objectives for the period of Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015.

The Laboratory received four ratings of "excellent" and two ratings of "very good," resulting in an award of more than 93 percent of the possible fee, or almost $38 million. The percentage total ranks among the highest performance since Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) assumed management of the Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration in 2007. In addition, LLNS received another one-year award term to manage the Laboratory for NNSA, which extends the current contract to Sept. 30, 2020.

"These ratings reflect the Lab's strong capabilities in applying science and technology to meet critical national security needs," said Director Bill Goldstein. "I'm very proud to see our work recognized by NNSA."

Among the accomplishments cited by LFO:

* Continued improvements to NIF, resulting in a significant increase in shots, including plutonium shots, and major contributions to high energy density science in support of stockpile stewardship.
* Completion of the W80-4 Life Extension Program's "Phase 6/1 Concept Assessment" and initiation of Phase 6.2.
* Advancements in additive manufacturing, including fabricating the first classified 3D multilayer demonstration object, synthesizing a new explosive molecule and completing the first ever manufacturing of 21-6-9 stainless steel.
* Supporting four key Russian nuclear security engagements, as well as nuclear security best practices engagement with China, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and North Africa.
* Supporting follow-on activities from the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty large-scale on-site inspection Integrated Field Exercise 2014.
* Performing high-quality analysis of sources for the uranium database project and preparing for and delivering verification training to IAEA inspectors.
* Receiving several awards for outstanding scientific and engineering research and expanding the number of scientific and technical publications.
* Developing an "uncrackable" code for nuclear weapons.
* Maintaining effective and efficient quality, security and environment, safety and health programs, as well as achieving an excellent record of safety for the fiscal year.
* Demonstrating strategic leadership through its participation and key role in numerous enterprise initiatives, councils, working groups and collaborations that addressed issues and led to performance improvements.

"These are tremendous accomplishments for our Laboratory, and I congratulate everyone here for the work they do every day to contribute to the nation's security and well-being," Goldstein said.


Anonymous said...

So LLNL gets stuck with LLNS for a few more years.

Look fellas, if you want to get rid of LLNS and move on to being run by a non-profit you're going to have to try a little harder. Maybe a few spills here and there and some other unfortunate "accidents". Otherwise, you'll be glued to the LLNS/Bechtel profit-based machine for many more years to come.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the folks at LANL had a plan all along. An explosion at WIPP, burn an electrician, lose stuff - a bungle here, a violation there and voila - a new contractor! Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Good for LLNS and LLNL.
Also good news for all the workers, since they will not have to endure a long and painful contract transition.

On the other hand, thanks to the stellar work of Charlie and his PADs and ADs, all the workers at LANL must undergo two years of ugly ending to the current contract.

Anonymous said...

"On the other hand, thanks to the stellar work of Charlie and his PADs and ADs, all the workers at LANL must undergo two years of ugly ending to the current contract.

December 28, 2015 at 12:56 PM"

Very few people see it that way. Most feel it can only get better after the contract change and with the contract coming to end LANS will drop the constant moral lowering activities like the "purpose" statement and having to hear managers go on and on about since we are private the workers should be treated like scum. They of course do not say outright like that but it is strongly implied. I have yet to hear one LANL worker say they think the contract change could be bad.

Anonymous said...

Bravo to my former LLNL colleagues ! Let's not screw-up my LLNS pension ! If you do you might have to hire me back !

Anonymous said...

So, will we (LLNL FTEs) receive a "Strategic Performance Award" like we did last year? Last year the SPA was a 1% one-time "bonus" - and this year we scored better than last year, so logic would dictate that we should get at least the same one-time about it Bill?

Anonymous said...

Scooby, can you divide the site into Llnl and Lanl subsections? Like car blogs section off models?

These threads often diverge in confusing ways due to unclear antecedents.

Anonymous said...

Now that only LANL will get a mew contract form NNSA conducts a contract administration experiment. Will a private cost plus contract form (Llnl contract 44) perform as well as the new fixed fee public benefit corporation form that is likely to br tried at LANL.

Anonymous said...

I can only guess that it will be the private industry fat cats that will get the "mew contract form"

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