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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lockheed Martin has strong competition for the SNL M&O contract

Lockheed Martin has strong competition for the SNL M&O contract.
A team of Battelle, Boeing, Texas A&M University System, The University of Texas System and UNM have signed a formal agreement to bid jointly to manage Sandia National Laboratories. Among other advantages, this team would add political support for Sandia from the states of Texas and Ohio.
The website for the consortium: 
http://www.togethersandia.com/

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The plan is to have Texas and UNM take over Sandia and make it a science lab. In turn Lockheed Martin will take over LANL and make it an engineering lab. LANL will no longer be for profit but the GRT will be staying since NM cannot give up the money. Sandia has been thriving so having it also become a science lab on top of the existing engineering makes sense. LANL will be downsized to focus on clean up, some engineering, and the rest will be strictly pure NW work that cannot be done elsewhere. The idea of LANL being a science lab has been shown to be untenable and a very bad idea. LLNL will focus on NIF and will stay a for profit run by Bechtel and the intellectual hub of the NNSA will be centered at Sandia. If scientists are in a city or on a military base they behave, put them out in the middle of nowhere and they go cowboy, happens every time.

Anonymous said...

If scientists are in a city or on a military base they behave, put them out in the middle of nowhere and they go cowboy, happens every time.

May 25, 2016 at 5:03 AM


Here we go again. The cowboy syndrome.

I also like " The plan is..." as if you have the faintest clue what is going on. Not even the NNSA knows yet what they want, but you know their plans. Good, any more tea leaves?

Anonymous said...

I would really like a UC-Battelle only team to bid on the LLNL M&O contract in 2020. Bechtel has added zero value to the management and operation of LLNL. If LANS is out at LANL, UCOP has no reason to keep Bechtel involved in LLNL.

Anonymous said...

It is way too early to presume that Lockheed Martin will not get the Sandia contract again. Considering that Moniz should still be around to pick the winner, and supposedly the current Sandia director was his personal choice, this could be over before it even starts.

Anonymous said...

If this team wins, I would strongly suspect to see a Battelle-University of California version going after the LLNL contract. Especially if UC and Bechtel fail to retain the LANL contract

Anonymous said...

I would really like a UC-Battelle only team to bid on the LLNL M&O contract in 2020.

Any particular reason to think LLNS won't continue to earn performance-based yearly extensions and run the entire 20-year table on the current contract?

Anonymous said...

Battelle a major player on an LLNL contract? I'm not sure that fits their business model. They may prefer to stick with labs in smaller states where they can be assured the political muscle of the Federal legislators.

Anonymous said...

How about the troika of Trump University, Goldman Sachs and the Bernie Madoff Foundation? That's a winning combo.

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