This is a link to a March 24, 2017 letter from three Senators to DOE Secretary Perry regarding DOE OIG confirmed retaliatory conduct by SRNS management against Sandra Black. The Senators ask if the involved SRNS managers will be held directly accountable for the retaliation. The Senators also ask about consequences for the Contractor.
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
"Energy Department whistleblower finally gets justice, despite agency neglect"
By scooby at March 25, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Under the budget plans, defence department spending would rise by $54bn (£44bn) or 10%, including $2bn for nuclear weapons, while homeland security would get a 6.8% boost.
In addition, the National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees the maintenance and safety of the nuclear arsenal and its research labs, would gain $1.4bn.
DOE is -6% overall.
The budget has a 20% decrease to DOE office of science, 20% cut to NIH. NASA also gets a cut. This will
have a huge negative effect on the lab. Crazy, juts crazy. He also wants to cut NEA and PBS, this may not seem like
a big deal but they get very little money and do great things.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Hannah Northey, E&E News reporter
Monday, March 13, 2017
A well-connected political consultant for electric utilities and former George W. Bush administration official is Energy Secretary Rick Perry's chief of staff.
Brian McCormack — a former White House aide, a strategist at the Edison Electric Institute and a familiar face on Capitol Hill — is working for Perry, a Department of Energy spokesman confirmed. DOE hasn't made a formal announcement.
McCormack's last day with EEI was March 2, the same day the Senate confirmed Perry, according to Brian Reil, a spokesman for the industry group.
As chief of staff, McCormack is helping manage DOE's $30 billion budget, 13,500 employees and 104,000 contractors. Past chiefs of staff have also helped implement the secretary's policy initiatives.
A DOE career employee who's not authorized to speak to the press and asked to remain anonymous said McCormack's presence is reassuring given his energy experience and EEI's acknowledgement of climate change.
EEI has described climate change as "one of the biggest energy and environmental policy challenges this country has ever faced" and has backed cap-and-trade legislation in the past. Several high-ranking Trump administration officials — notably, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt — have questioned the notion of human-induced climate change despite scientific consensus on the issue.
Prior to EEI, McCormack held several posts in the Bush administration, including deputy assistant to the president for strategic initiatives and external affairs from October 2007 to January 2009.
He also served as a special assistant in the Department of Defense to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, presidential envoy to Iraq, and later to Ken Krieg in the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
By scooby at March 13, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
University of California: Sexual misconduct widespread across 10 campuses
How and why is this related or relevant to LLNL?
Regent Norman Pattiz has not been held accountable for his sexual harassment. He is on the LLNS Board of Governors.
By scooby at March 02, 2017
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