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LANL Awards Protective Force Contract To Centerra

on September 12, 2015 - 1:26am
Aerial view of LANL, '1995 aerial TA-3 south to north'. Courtesy/LANL
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded its protective force services contract to Centerra Group, LLC.

Centerra won the contract over longtime LANL security contractor SOC LLC, which provided protective force services to Los Alamos for more than a decade as Protection Technology Los Alamos, and during the last five years as SOC Los Alamos.

“LANS LLC recently completed a competitive acquisition for protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory,” a Lab

Luján On 9/11 Anniversary: Remember The Fallen, Honor Their Memory, Reflect On Enduring Spirit Of Our Great Nation

on September 11, 2015 - 12:41pm

Courtesy photo

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Today our nation mourns for all those we lost during the terrorist attacks fourteen years ago. Though we continue to grieve over the horrific events of that day, we also remember how our nation responded through strength and resolve to remain united in spirit.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

“We remember those who were directly affected by this tragedy – the loved ones who were lost,

Middle East Expert Nakhleh Speaks On ISIS, The Middle East And US Policy Thursday

on September 11, 2015 - 7:57am

Dr. Emile Nakhleh

LWVLA/AAUW News:

"ISIS, the Middle East and US Policy: Regional Reflections Since the Iran Agreement" is the subject of Emile Nakhleh's talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Fuller Lodge with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. 

The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos and American Association of University Women are sponsoring the talk, which is free and open to the public.

Nakhleh is a government consultant on national security issues, particularly Islamic radicalization, terrorism, and the Arab states of the Middle East.

Secretary Of Energy Asked To Investigate Safety Hazards In High Explosives Test Facility At Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

on September 10, 2015 - 3:05pm
DOE News:
 
Legal papers served in Washington July 14 asked Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to investigate “substantial and specific danger to employees or to public health or safety” due to “technical failure and incidents” at the High Explosive Application Facility (HEAF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
 
Anthony T. Rivera, a 28-year veteran of the lab, said he was harassed and fired in October 2013 after reporting the hazards and other violations to lab management.

House Speaker Names Special Committee To Investigate Charges Against Secretary Of State

on September 9, 2015 - 9:34am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – House Speaker Don Tripp announced the members of the Special Committee, which will investigate charges against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

The Special Committee, which is made up of 10 members - five from each party:

  • Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Albuquerque);
  • Rep. Gail Chasey (D-Albuquerque);
  • Rep. Zach Cook (R-Ruidoso);
  • Rep. Jim Dines (R-Albuquerque);
  • Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Belen);
  • Javier Martinez (R-Albuquerque);
  • Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque);
  • Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Tomás Salazar (D-Las Vegas); and
  • Rep. Jeff Steinborn (D-Las Cruces). 

Rep.

Clay Appointed Director Of Communications At Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget

on September 9, 2015 - 7:16am
Barbara Ann Clay
 
CRFB News:
 
Barbara Ann Clay, formerly vice president for communications at ICANN and lead spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan administration, has been appointed director of communications at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
 
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt, said, “Barbara’s strong background in fiscal issues, political experience and strategic communications skills made her an obvious choice for this role.

Los Alamos Arms Control Group Supports Iran Arms Deal

on September 8, 2015 - 9:05am

U.S. negotiators, left, face Iranian negotiators during the March 17 Iran Nuclear Discussions morning meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in Lausanne with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz participated in the meetings. Copyright Creative Commons/Credit: U.S. Mission / Eric Bridiers

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

An independent arms control group in Los Alamos strongly endorsed a recommendation in favor of the recently negotiated weapons reduction agreement with Iran.

In a public meeting Friday, members of

U.S. Secretary Tom Perez Addresses Labor Day

on September 7, 2015 - 11:34am
Secretary Tom Perez
 
By Secretary Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor

Labor Day is about more than barbecues and a three-day weekend. It is a day owned by every one of us, to honor our contributions to America's strength and prosperity.

Today, we're looking at more than 13 million private-sector jobs created since 2010, and 66 consecutive months of private-sector job growth. That is prosperity that we created together. And it deserves to be recognized.

The problem is that far too many Americans still aren't sharing in that prosperity.

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