Friday, December 02, 2005
By ANDY LENDERMAN | The New Mexican
December 2, 2005
The head of a federal safety board has sharply criticized the National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to handle the pending management change at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Leaders of the NNSA's Los Alamos Site Office, who oversee the lab on behalf of the federal government, have planned a three-month "strategic pause" to hire new staffers, reorganize and focus on how to do a better job. That office oversees the lab on environmental, safety and security matters, for example, with about 120 people.
The criticism has prompted U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., to call on Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to oversee the transition, if needed.
And now for a reprise of "The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight," starring the Boyz 'N the Hood at NNSA HQ.
It seems that shutdowns, or to use this year's euphemism, "strategic pauses" are high on Brooks' list of things to do to LANL.