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Local Fire Agencies Warn About Fall Fire Danger!

on October 31, 2012 - 3:50pm

LAFD News:

Local Fire Agencies Warn About Fall Fire Danger – Please Be Fire Safe!

As the fall and winter holidays approach and more New Mexicans plan vacations or hunting trips close to home, local, federal and state fire agencies are urging caution about fire danger across many parts of the state.

Lack of moisture and warm mild conditions this fall have caused fine, grassy fuels and brush to dry, making them susceptible to wildfire.

While the immediate region shows Northern New Mexico at “High” Fire Danger risk, Los Alamos County will remain at “Moderate” risk until there is snow on the

NNSA Saves More Than $519M Through Strategic Sourcing

on October 31, 2012 - 10:20am

Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Courtesy/DOE

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that the agency has saved taxpayers $519.3 million since 2007 through strategic sourcing.

In 2010, Secretary Steven Chu recognized NNSA for saving $213 million over the prior four years, but challenged the agency to increase cumulative savings to $450 million by 2012.

NNSA achieved this goal by implementing an enterprise-wide strategic sourcing solution, which includes the processes of the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) created by NNSA

Chamber Biz Breakfast: LANL Cost Model Changes

on October 27, 2012 - 11:18am

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will hold a business breakfast event from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the UNM-LA Building 2 Lecture Hall.

The topic is Los Alamos National Laboratory's recently implemented cost-model changes and the potential impact on its subcontractors.

AARON MENEFEE

Aaron Menefee, LANL’s Budget Officer, and Doug McCrary, the head of LANL’s Acquisition Services Management Division, will deliver presentations about these changes, which occurred Oct. 1, and answer questions from the audience.

DOUG McCRARY

A light breakfast will be available.

NNSA Memo Reveals TA-55 Security System Problems

on October 26, 2012 - 10:27am

A sample of surveillance cameras. Photo by Hustvedt (wikimedia commons)

Staff Report

A report came out this morning that a new $213 million security system at Los Alamos National Laboratory has major problems that will delay the system's implementation. 

The new security system was undergoing final "commissioning" tests when several serious problems were discovered, according to the report published in the Albuquerque Journal.

The security project is managed by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), which operates LANL for the National Nuclear Security Administration. 

The new

NNSA Conducts International Training in Nevada

on October 26, 2012 - 6:57am

NNSA News:

LAS VEGAS – As part of a joint commitment by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to enhance international emergency management systems, the NNSA and IAEA are conducting an International Radiological Assistance Program Training for Emergency Response Port/Customs (I-RAPTER P/C) course.

The training is being conducted this week at the Radiological Nuclear Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Complex (RNCTEC) at the Nevada National Security Site, with classroom training held at the National Atomic Testing Museum.

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LANL's Carl Beard is Oct. 30 Rotary Speaker

on October 24, 2012 - 11:17am

ROTARY News:

Dr. Carl Beard, Principal Associate Director of Operations and Business at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the guest speaker at next week's Rotary lunch meeting.

Beard will speak on a topic of his choice during the meeting, which begins at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave.

Space is limited. Community members who wish to attend Beard's talk may reserve a seat by calling Rotary President Linda Hull at 662-7950.

Don't Be Afraid; Be Amazed at Bradbury High-Tech Halloween

on October 24, 2012 - 8:12am

Donivan Porterfield of LANL’s Chemistry Division makes and breaks flowers at the Cryogenics demonstration. Courtesy/BSM

 

BRADBURY News:

 

The 19th annual High-Tech Halloween Friday Oct. 26 at the Bradbury Science Museum combines the wonders of science and engineering in a "spooktacular" setting.

 

Come to the museum between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and learn many things pertaining to Mars, with three feature presentations on robotics, cryogenics and physics.

 

Learn what the Los Alamos National Laboratory-built ChemCam is discovering on its exploration of the Mars surface.

 

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