Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan addressed the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities last Friday, giving an overview of the state of the laboratory.
The biggest piece of news was that LANL has just completed a new strategic plan. McMillan spelled out three themes underlying the plan.
“These are themes that for me have been part of my thinking about the laboratory since I took on the leadership. And today our plan lays out these themes into ideas, into strategies, into mission, vision, goals,” McMillan said.
“First, we have to deliver on our commitments while simultaneously insuring the capabilities that the nation will need, and for an uncertain future.
“The first part of that I think is self-evident. If we aren’t able to deliver on our commitments today, there’s simply not going to be a future to talk about.
“The second part, though, is equally important. When I think about the laboratory, I feel responsibility for the laboratory at two phases in its life. One is for, the laboratory of today. The other is the laboratory 20 years from now.