Wednesday, December 21, 2005

UC keeps contact to run Los Alamos National Laboratory

By Sue Vorenberg
Tribune ReporterJames W. Brosnan
Scripps Howard News Service

December 21, 2005

Posted 10:55 a.m. WASHINGTON - The University of California will continue its 62-year-run at the helm of Los Alamos National Laboratory, a congressional source close to the negotiations said.

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman will announce today that UC beat out Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, in the first-ever competition to manage the nation's premier weapons laboratory, the source said.

There will still be a new corporate presence at the lab, however. Bechtel Corp., another defense contractor, partnered with UC in it is bid.

And the lab will get a new director, Michael Anastasio, now director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who is leading the UC and Bechtel team.


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