Wednesday, March 15, 2006


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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 14:23:09 -0800
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The University of California today announced the appointment of George H. Miller, an employee of the University for 34 years, a nuclear weapons and national security expert, and a leader in large facilities management, as interim director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. UC President Robert C. Dynes, acting with the approval of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman and the UC Board of Regents, made the appointment.

Miller will hold an all-hands meeting for employees at 3 p.m. today in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. All employees are invited. The talk also will be broadcast live on Lab TV channel 2 and Webcast via the MyLLNL News page, <,119&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL>,119&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL (click on CNN Live Online or Fox Live Online under My News Links). Hearing-impaired employees may watch the presentation in Bldg. 571, room 2003, where an interpreter will be available.

Miller will take office immediately and is expected to serve through the remainder of the University's current contract to manage the Laboratory. The contract with DOE runs through Sept. 30, 2007. Miller replaces Michael Anastasio, who is now head of the Los Alamos National Security LLC, which was recently awarded the contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Upon making the announcement, Dynes issued a letter to Laboratory employees. It can be accessed at

"George Miller has shown tremendous leadership and expertise in nuclear weapons design and the management of large-scale facilities," Dynes said. "As the Laboratory prepares for the forthcoming competition, George is the right person to lead this Laboratory and the dedicated men and women who serve our nation.

"Livermore Laboratory continues to be an integral part of the nation's stockpile stewardship program while also being a leader in homeland security efforts. With George at the helm, the Laboratory will continue moving forward and providing a great national service to our country."

Miller has been an associate director since 1985 and associate director at large for the Laboratory since June 2005. He joined the Laboratory in 1972 as a physicist. In 1980, he was promoted to A-Division leader and program leader for all thermonuclear design and computational physics development. In 1985, he became associate director for Nuclear Design. Miller left LLNL in 1989 to serve as the special scientific adviser on weapons activities to then Secretary of Energy Adm. James D. Watkins. He returned to the Laboratory in 1990 and went on to serve as associate director for Defense and Nuclear Technologies, associate director for National Security and associate director for National Ignition Facility programs.

"I am truly honored to lead this great Lab," Miller said. "I have known and worked with all of the Laboratory's previous directors and I have a tremendous amount of respect for their accomplishments.

"Our future is bright because of the dedicated workforce here at LLNL. I look forward to leading the Lab through the contract transition process and continuing to ensure good stewardship of the public's trust."

Throughout his tenure at LLNL, Miller has been responsible for all the major activities in the Lab's nuclear weapons program, including research, development, testing, system analysis, weapons effects, weapons engineering, stockpile surveillance and arms control. He has been a major participant in the development of DOE's Stockpile Stewardship Program. He also served as chair of the Laboratory's Council on National Security and is a member of the United States Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group.

As interim director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Miller will receive a salary of $369,700. (This salary is the same as his predecessor, Mike Anastasio, as well as the salary for Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Robert Kuckuck. Miller currently receives a salary of $307,000.) Miller will continue to be a member of the University of California Senior Management Group and he will participate in the Senior Management Supplemental Benefit Plan, which provides for an annual 5 percent of salary contribution to one or more of the University's retirement plans on his behalf.

More on Miller will appear in Friday's Newsline. A summary of compensation-related information for LLNL Interim Director George Miller is available at < >

Yeah, that's how it started at LANL, too. First we got an interim director, then we got Bechtel.
Lawrence Livermore National Securities, Limited Liability Corporation - aka ( LLNS,LLC )

It's only a matter of using the search and replace option in MS Word where ( LANL is replaced with LLNL ) and ( LANS,LLC is replaced by LLNS,LLC ), and the contracts are ready to be signed. Transition complete. How sweet is it, and how nieve the LLNL employees were. I'll bet DOE / NNSA and the UC Regents a LOL and rolling on the floor.
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