Wednesday, December 07, 2005
ROGER SNODGRASS, email@example.com, Monitor Assistant Editor
In the final lap of competition for the management contract of Los Alamos National Laboratory, a batch of documents has surfaced reviving questions about "alleged security breaches, misconduct and sham discipline involving some 15 Sandia officials," including the former director of Sandia National Laboratories Paul C. Robinson.
The description comes from a letter, dated Dec. 16, 2004, written by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to Department of Energy Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman. Grassley expressed dissatisfaction with the official's response to a yearlong effort to get to the bottom of misconduct at Sandia National Laboratories, dating back to 2001.
The material emerged Sunday on the web blog, LANL, the Real Story. The blog has been devoted to issues related to past and future management at the laboratory.
Where is the outrage? (And by this, I mean outrage among scientists at LANL, not to mention nationwide, at a relatively small part of the overall problem that faces our country.) We scientists are being attacked by people who have no clue about science, have no respect for it, not to mention love for it, and whose agenda is, at the very foundation, abhorrent.
What next? Wait for tomorrow, I guess.
-Brad Lee Holian