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On The Job In Los Alamos: At MPNHP Visitor Center

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon, from left, volunteer Chris Judson, Interpretive Park Ranger Chris Person and Interpretive Park Guide Sabio Thompson at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) Visitor Center at 475 20th St. Judson also volunteers at Bandelier National Monument and the Los Alamos History Museum. Person recently moved to Los Alamos from Washington state and Thompson is a junior studying wildlife sciences at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The MPNHP Visitor Center is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Monday, closed New Years Day. To learn Read More

Corey Hinderstein Sworn In As Deputy Administrator For NNSA’s Office Of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

DNN Deputy Administrator Corey Hinderstein

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Corey Hinderstein was sworn in Dec. 6, as the Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA).

Confirmed by the U.S. Senate Nov. 30, 2021, she now leads NNSA’s efforts to help the U.S. Government prevent, counter and respond to global nuclear security threats. She was sworn in by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

“Corey is widely recognized for her expertise and leadership on nuclear security, I could not think Read More

NNSA To Conduct Aerial Radiation Assessment Survey Over Las Vegas Strip Dec. 29-31

The Aerial Measuring System (AMS) provides specialized airborne radiation detection systems to provide real-time measurements of low levels of air and ground contamination. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the Las Vegas Strip and its surrounding areas, Wednesday, Dec. 29 through Friday, Dec. 31.

NNSA’s Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) aircraft will measure expected background radiation as part of standard preparations to protect Read More

NNSA: Purchase Marks First-Of-Its-Kind Acquisition

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) completed its acquisition Dec. 15 of the LeMond Carbon Facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., near the Y-12 National Security Complex.

The acquisition marks NNSA’s successful conclusion of a first-ever Option to Purchase Agreement, which gives NNSA the opportunity to obtain flexible production development space.

NNSA’s use of an Option to Purchase Agreement provides infrastructure modernization without the need for new construction. With this novel approach, NNSA is accelerating delivery of modern facilities while Read More

John Benner To Lead Weapons Production At LANL

John Benner

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced that John Benner is the new associate Laboratory director for Weapons Production (ALDWP) effective Jan. 3, replacing Dave Eyler, who retired from the position in the fall. Benner has been executive officer for the Weapons program.

“John is a proven leader who can provide strategic vision, maintain stability, and meet deliverables for Weapons Production as we continue to ramp up our 30-pits-per-year and other important national security missions,” said Bob Webster, deputy Laboratory director for Weapons Programs. “With Read More

LRG Hosts First Tuesday Breakfast At Morning Glory Jan. 4

LRG News:

The Laboratory Retiree Group (LRG) will host its First Tuesday Breakfast in January.

Fully vaccinated Lab retirees (and potential retirees) are invited to drop in at the LRG monthly breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 4, at the Morning Glory Restaurant, 1377 Diamond Dr., across from Los Alamos High School.

Morning Glory serves a full breakfast and pastries. Retirees buy their breakfast; LRG pays for coffee or tea.

For more information, email sgirard@losalamos.com or call 505.672.3497. Read More

LANL: Estimating Strength Of Selection For COVID Variants

LANL scientists have developed methods to quantify how more or less transmissible new COVID variants are, which could have far-reaching implications for public health in terms of COVID-19 risk and vaccination levels required to obtain herd immunity. At left, frequency of the B.1.1.7 strain in the UK (black dots) with model prediction (blue line) assuming a transmission advantage of 45 percent over baseline. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

As the discovery of the new omicron variant illustrates, new COVID-19 variants will continue to regularly emerge. In an effort to make sense of these new variants, Read More

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