Friday, May 12, 2006

Officials: Lab needs to be like Los Alamos

New team sought so Livermore would mirror management in New Mexico

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Federal weapons officials are suggesting that new management of Lawrence Livermore nuclear-weapons lab should look a lot like new management at its sister lab, Los Alamos in New Mexico.

No more pure academic atmosphere, no more membership in one of the nation's largest, best-funded pension plans.

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No more PURE ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE ? ? ?
No more membership in one of the nation's best pensions?

Oh, Jesus! This sounds REALLY FAMILIAR ! ! !

Vuja de, all over again.
 
Those Left Coast papers really know how to rub it in, don't they?
They like to rub the salt very deeply into our wounds.

No more pure academic atmosphere.
No more outstanding pension.

Yeah, we get it. Ouch! Livermore, you're next in line for treatment.
 
Yup...all that plus the DOE bean-counter contract-procurement personnel will be rewarded with bonuses and kudos for their creative achievements for "slashing" operating costs at the federal laboratories as well as for spending billions of dollars annually in new "federally-favored small business" contract acquisition quotas. LANS,LLC is chartered as a federally-favored small business in the State of Delaware. Seems that so many have not caught on to the significance of this.
 
Can't say I'll miss this one:

No more PURE ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE ? ? ?

It should have been abolished the day they left campus.
 
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