LLNL receives highest marks ever from NNSA
The Laboratory's outstanding performance in FY17 has resulted in the highest earned fee to date in the annual Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP) issued Jan. 18 by NNSA's Livermore Field Office.
Once again, the Laboratory earned ratings of excellent in all four science and technology goals, with ratings of very good for operations and leadership. The result is an award of more than 94 percent of the total possible award fee.
In addition, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC received another one-year term to manage the Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. This extends the contract to Sept. 30, 2022.
"This has been a very good year for our Laboratory and I'm pleased to see NNSA agrees," Director Bill Goldstein said. "Our ability to execute on our critical mission commitments is a result of the dedication each employee brings to their job every day. Congratulations to all on another successful year."
Among the accomplishments cited by NNSA:
*Exceeding the requirements on the four LLNL weapons systems (W80, B83, W84 and W87) as well as Los Alamos' W78 flight testing system, and reviewing and providing recommendations to improve Weapon Quality Policy.
*Successfully completing the Cycle 22 Annual Assessment Review.
*Demonstrating multiple lower-energy shots on the National Ignition Facility and generating the highest fusion yield to date.
*Successfully demonstrating the feasibility of incorporating new additively manufactured compounds in future Life Extension Programs.
*Making significant progress in Advanced Simulation and Computing capabilities, as well as the installation of the Sierra supercomputer.
*Leading the development of programmatic guidelines for International Nuclear Security and serving as the lead for international nuclear forensics work.
*Providing exemplary leadership in Standoff Disablement efforts.
*Achieving significant advancement in grid modernization through successful simulation of cyberattacks and prediction of impacts as part of the California Energy Systems for the 21st century project.
*Formed the Accelerating Therapies for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) partnership with GlaxoSmithKline and the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute to apply LLNL high performance computing capabilities to advance drug research and discovery.
*Built and delivered the world's highest average power petawatt laser system, HAPLS, to the Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines Project in the Czech Republic.
*Developed bioengineering technology to replicate human heart tissue on a chip.
*Maintained highly effective environment, safety and health programs and achieved an excellent safety record.
*Demonstrated improved security performance. And established a Security Culture Campaign to educate and engage employees
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