LLNL's 2015 performance earns another contact award term
Lab's ability to deliver on its science and technology missions has
resulted in excellent marks in the fiscal year 2015 Performance
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.
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.
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
* 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
* Receiving several awards for outstanding scientific and
engineering research and expanding the number of scientific and
* 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.
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