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Los Alamos National Laboratory Names Lisa Danielson Director Of The Center For Space And Earth Sciences

Lisa Danielson is the new director of the Center for Space and Earth Science. Courtesy/LANLLANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has named Lisa Danielson the new director for the Center for Space and Earth Science.

As one of six strategic centers within the National Security Education Center, CSES is a multi- and Interdisciplinary Center for Astrophysics, Near Space Environment, Planetary Science, Geophysics, Earth Systems and Climate, and Bioscience.

CSES provides a gateway for collaborations with academic institutions in these science areas, provides external visibility and


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TechSource Providing Expertise Through Newly Awarded Savannah River National Laboratory M&O Contract

TechSource Chairman/CEO V. Brian D’Andrea

BUSINESS News:

TechSource, Inc., headquartered in Los Alamos, is part of the Battelle Savannah River Alliance, LLC (BSRA) team to which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Management and Operations contract (M&O).

The $3.8 billion cost plus award fee contract scope includes operations and maintenance of SRNL’s nuclear and non-nuclear facilities. The contract also entails DOE missions support in environmental management, national security,


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LANL Foundation Accepting Proposals For 2021 Education And Community Outreach Grants … Deadline Feb. 22, 2021

LANL News:

ESPAÑOLA — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2021 Education and Community Outreach Grants.

Qualified applicants include school districts, nonprofit New Mexico educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and Pueblo/Tribal communities serving Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties.

Eligible proposals will be categorized into two distinct funding groups. Education Outreach Grant proposals provide services that directly support public


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N3B, Triad Cooperate To Ship Radioactive Waste To WIPP

Jan. 14 marks the first comingled TRU waste shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP. Courtesy/N3B

N3B/Triad News:

N3B and Triad have successfully partnered to combine transuranic (TRU) waste shipment for additional efficiency.

The shipment, loaded at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Technical Area 54, comingled legacy and new generation radioactive waste, resulting in more efficient shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

Jan. 14 marked the first comingled shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP.

By comingling loads,


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Heinrich, Luján Support Biden Plan To Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Medical Equipment And Supplies

From the Office of U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján joined 24 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, supporting his incoming administration’s plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Heinrich and Luján have been calling on the Trump administration to fully utilize the DPA to ramp up nationwide production


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VIDEO: U.S. Sen. Heinrich Questions Defense Secretary Nominee On New Mexico Priorities, Modernization

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is asking that Secretary-designate Austin look into the recent Space Command basing decision, prepare plans for PFAS remediation among other action, if confirmed
  • If confirmed, Sen. Heinrich also has asked that Austin work to ensure that Los Alamos National Laboratory is able to complete its mission of producing 30 plutonium pits by 2026.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participated in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to consider the nomination of retired U.S. Army General Lloyd


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Los Alamos National Laboratory On Delayed Opening

UPDATE:  The Laboratory has closed for today due to inclement weather.

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed opening today.

Employees required to work onsite should report to work between 10 a.m. and noon.

Employees who have the ability to telework should do so for the full day.


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On The Job: ‘Challenge: Tomorrow’ Traveling Trailer Team

On the job Thursday are members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ‘Challenge: Tomorrow’ Traveling Trailer Team from the Bradbury Science Museum. The team gathered in a local driveway to mock up the layout of their trailers. From left, Stacy Baker, Jonathan Creel, Jennifer Cline and BSM Director Linda Deck. They are developing two trailers in which to travel to festivals, STEM events and schools and universities around New Mexico. The trailers will carry experiential components that Lab staff will use to help people understand what LANL scientists are working on to make a better tomorrow.


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Los Alamos National Laboratory 2020 Year In Review

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Looking back over 2020, Director Thom Mason said it is the 13,000 Laboratory employees that he is most proud of … how they have stepped up and met the challenges of a global pandemic.

LANL Director Thom Mason

Just shifting that large number of employees from working onsite to working remotely was quite an endeavor and Mason commended the employees on having adapted so well.

“Those employees that had to be onsite were safer by not having more people here,” he said during a recent


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National Nuclear Security Administration Job Fair Jan. 27

DOE/NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, although candidates will have the opportunity to register and submit resumes the day of the event.

The registration link is available here.

During the virtual job fair, candidates will have the opportunity to browse videos about the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) sites. From the virtual lobby, attendees can visit hiring booths, view information for each NSE


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