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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Governing board on Triad's website

Triad has released the membership of the governing board and it is on their website. Can anyone recall ever having a lobbyist on the governing board of any other National Laboratory?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve Rottler is leading the Operations Oversight Committee. Rottler is a former Sandia Manager that was cut-loose when Honeywell took over. Rottler nickname was "rottweiler" at Sandia. I say no more, good luck LANL, you'll love him!

Anonymous said...

NM State Senator Nick L. Salazar served on the LANS Board of Directors while he was a state senator for many years. Politician and/or lobbyist, same briar patch.

Anonymous said...

NM State Senator Nick L. Salazar served on the LANS Board of Directors while he was a state senator for many years. Politician and/or lobbyist, same briar patch.

September 6, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Missed one key connection on this, Salazar was also employee of LANS. The perfect storm.

Anonymous said...

Salazar and Tauscher are just about the same, both were on the LANS board and looked to give retired politicians a gentle job that paid well.

Lobbyists are in a different category, even though some retired politicians attempt to go down that path to get jobs. Abramoff and Manafort are in this category, as is Sudduth.

This shift could mark a turning point for LANL, which historically had at least some level of serious nuclear weapons experts on the board. It also may mark the emergence of LLNL as a much more serious nuclear weapons lab, and LANL becoming more of a plant site.

For contrast, look at LLNS board and the deep experience of nuclear weapons that is there. Anastasio, Wadsworth, Chilton, Mies and Koonin are in a position to help LLNL emerge as the physics lab for the complex, while LANL becomes a production location.

Anonymous said...

For certain there are no heavy hitters with deep experience in nuclear weapons on the Triad board. Compare the Triad lightweights with the Sandia board with Brooks, Chilton, DeTrani and others that add national level leadership in the core area of the laboratory.

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