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Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • GAO reports on NNSA shortcomings

    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report on nuclear weapons and it titled its findings, “NNSA Needs More Comprehensive Infrastructure and Workforce Data to Improve Enterprise Decision Making.”

    The report was given to various congressional committees.

  • LANL fights back against cyber security threats

    In today’s technological world, the information passed through optical fiber  networks every second is as valuable as currency, but often the security is not adequate for growing network capabilities and the threats against them.
    LANL researchers are helping address these cyber security threats through two recently unveiled technologies.

  • Sandia rededicates building to Domenici

    ALBUQUERQUE — Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Hommert will re-dedicate Sandia’s Weapons Integration Facility (building 898) as the Pete V. Domenici National Security Innovation Center at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the southeast corner of Sandia National Laboratories’ Mesa Complex on Kirtland Air Force Base.
    Domenici will be joined by Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Steve Pearce, R-N.M. and Deputy Administrator Don Cook of NNSA Defense Programs. Gov. Susanna Martinez also will attend.

  • Obama's budget plans hefty hike for infrastructure at LANL, other labs

      WASHINGTON, -- In a video message (included with this report) to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) workforce, NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino said Monday that President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for NNSA represents a critical investment in building the nuclear security enterprise required to enhance the security of the United States and its allies.

  • FY2012 Budget Request Includes Critical Investment in Nuclear Security Enterprise

    WASHINGTON, DC – In a video message to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) workforce, NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino today hailed President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for NNSA as a critical investment in building the nuclear security enterprise required to enhance the security of our country and our allies.   

  • End of an era at LANL

    Scott Gibbs is a busy man at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the associate director for threat identification and response.

    But sometimes he catches himself as he looks out the window of his seventh-floor office of the National Security Sciences Building. He has a bird’s eye view of the demolition at the site of the old administration building and the memories often come flooding back.

  • LANS board chair invites employee feedback on new director search

    Within the next couple of months, a search committee will meet at Los Alamos National Laboratory to hear from various constituencies and to determine the criteria that will be uses to evaluate candidates who could becomethe next director.
    Norman Pattiz, chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Board of Governors, made this announcement in a letter issued to LANL employees outlining the next steps in the search process.

  • LANS board chair reaches out to employees in new director search

    Within the next couple of months, a search committee will convene at Los Alamos National Laboratory to hear from various constituencies and to determine the criteria that will used to evaluate candidates to become the lab's next director.

    Norman Pattiz, chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Board of Governors, made the announcement in a letter issued to LANL employees outlining the next steps in the search process.

  • Suits save money, protect environment

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will save more than $800,000 and reduce the amount of material sent to a landfill by expanding the use of protective clothing made from a recyclable fabric.
    Called OREX, the fabric is an organic polymer that is sent to a treatment facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where it can be dissolved and returned safely to nature. That saves both disposal costs and space in landfills. The cost of the treatment that dissolves the material is included in the initial price of the clothing.

  • LANL shuts down most operations in response to gas emergency

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will be closed Friday in response to the disruption of gas service in areas of New Mexico. Operations at the laboratory also will be curtailed over the weekend.

    LANL is requesting that employees stay away from the laboratory during the closure, with the exception of mission-essential personnel, who will be contacted by their managers for direction.