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Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bill To Protect Scientists From Political Interference

on February 10, 2017 - 12:40pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 25 of their Senate colleagues in cosponsoring a bill that would protect government scientists and their capacity to share information with the public from political interference. The legislation comes in the wake of recent reports that President Trump’s transition team sought a list of all Department of Energy employees and national lab contractors who attended meetings on climate issues and Trump administration officials placed gag orders on employees at the Environmental Protection Agency.
 

Los Alamos Research On Cancer’s Origins Key Part Of Huge Grant

on February 10, 2017 - 8:41am

Ludmil Alexandrov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, part of a team seeking to build a much deeper understanding of DNA damage – what causes it and how it leads to cancer. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • $25 million from Cancer Research UK funds Big Data analysis identifying mutational signatures of cancer​

Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Ludmil Alexandrov has been announced as a member of one of the first four global research teams funded under Cancer Research UK’s “Grand Challenge,” which seeks to revolutionize the understanding of cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The

SNL Sued In Class Action Alleging Gender Bias

on February 8, 2017 - 4:49pm
COURT News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorneys Kelly Dermody of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and David Lopez of Outten & Golden LLP announce the filing of a federal class action lawsuit in New Mexico alleging that Sandia National Laboratories has engaged in systemic and pervasive discrimination against its female employees.

The lawsuit, Kennicott v. Sandia National Laboratories, filed by three current and former employees, accuses Sandia of engaging in a pattern and practice of gender discrimination against its female employees.

Sandia Technical Partners Announces Participation In NTESS Team For Management And Operation Of SNL

on February 8, 2017 - 9:03am

STP News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Sandia Technical Partners, LLC (STP), a New Mexico-based joint venture, announces its participation in the new Management and Operations Contract for Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) recently awarded to National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS). Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) is the managing member of STP formed to enhance small business participation in the SNL operation.

In addition to LATA, STP member entities include:
  • Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI);
  • Innovative Technology Partnership, LLC (ITP); and 
  • Sigma Science, Inc.

LANL: Two Regional Businesses Receive Native American Venture Acceleration Fund Awards

on February 4, 2017 - 4:01am
Phoebe Suina, owner of High Water Mark, LLC. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
Two Northern New Mexico Native American-owned and -operated businesses received $30,000 in grants through a Native American Venture Acceleration Fund created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation (RDC).
 
“These investments create jobs for pueblo-owned businesses and help strengthen the area’s economy,” LANL Community Partnerships Director Kathy Keith said.
 
To date, more than $280,000 has been invested in the northern area regional economy through the Native

LANL: Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Announces Formation Of ECP Industry Council

on February 3, 2017 - 8:29am

LANL News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a collaborative project led by six Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories with the project management office established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Wednesday announced the formation of the ECP Industry Council, an external advisory group of executives from some of the nation’s most prominent companies with a collaborative interest in bringing the potential of exascale computing to a wide range of industry segments.

Exascale refers to computing systems operating at least 50 times faster than the

Writer Discusses Manhattan Project Through Poetry

on February 3, 2017 - 7:23am

​Poet and professor Joni Wallace

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

What occurred in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project has never faded from history or from our minds. It’s a period of time that poet and University of Arizona Poetry Center Professor Joni Wallace always wanted to write about and she achieved her wish with “Kingdom Come Radio Show.”

The Los Alamos Historical Society will feature Wallace during its lecture series, “Mesas and Particles: Los Alamos as Literary Muse,” at 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

To Wallace, Los Alamos is more than just a location of

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