Second-guessing is the easy part

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By The Staff

One of the easiest things to do is be a Monday morning quarterback. It is so easy to say what should be done when you are not the one responsible for doing it.This concept struck us following the release of the “Performance Evaluation Report of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Management and Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory” by the National Nuclear Security Administration.In the report, LANS received a 37-percent rating for management integration and effectiveness.But what does this mean – other than that LANS did not receive as much money as it could have?Is it a failing grade? Does it mean the lab is poorly managed?We don’t think so.When asked about this, LANL Director Michael Anastasio said that he did not see this as a failing grade.“The government is offering to pay a significantly large fee to us in LANS to make significant changes and significant improvements.

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