Wednesday, November 23, 2005
WASHINGTON - The Energy Department said Wednesday that it won't meet the Dec. 1 deadline to announce a winner of the contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory.
According to a posting on the National Nuclear Safety Administration's Web site, the leader of the contract selection board asked for more time to complete its report.
The official "does not anticipate a significant delay in the selection decision," according to the NNSA, a semi-autonomous agency that's part of the DOE. No new deadline was announced.
"We look forward to that decision whenever they will make it," he said. "So we wait."
That's because this clown hopes that Bechtel gets the contract and therefore he gets a yearly salary of 1.3 million. It's all about him. I hope Lockheed gets it and some real change is made at both labs.
This "non political" competition is nothing but politics. Left to their own resources DOE would go with LM/Sandia, but they won't get to make the decision. No surprise there.
I hope Hobson wins this one, but its a tough call. Hobson has a plan for the future of the weapons complex, Domenici simply wants pork. Domenici loaded up the DOE piece of the Energy Appropriations bill, just passed, with $450 million in pure pork, splattered around with a shot gun, so he has lot of favors due him. He's good at this game. Too bad he doesn't care about bringing the best management possible to LANL, and serving the interests of the nation. Sometimes our "democracy" makes me shake my head.
Lord of Los Alamos. Are you completely nuts? You seem to be looking
forward to some harsh punishment for LANL. That's a bit sick, in my
opinion. Perhaps you work for DOE?