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Contract Awarded For Technical Support At DOE Environmental Management Sites Across DOE Complex

on January 10, 2017 - 11:58am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the award of a Time and Materials, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to SUNSi JV, LLC, of Pocatello, ID.
SUNSi JV, LLC is a Small Business. The contract will have a maximum value of up to $4 million over 5 years. Work performed under this contract will be performed at various EM sites across the DOE complex.
The Contractor will provide support in the following areas: Quality Assurance, Safety (including nuclear safety), Radiological Protection, Emergency Management, Safeguards and

DOE Selects TerranearPMC To Explore New Mexico Research Project

on January 10, 2017 - 11:53am
DOE News:
OTERO COUNTY  TerranearPMC, LLC (TPMC) was selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to begin exploring the possibility of conducting a research project known as the deep borehole field test in Otero County, New Mexico.
This is one of four potential test sites nationally chosen to explore this project.

Despite Mounting Tensions, Hecker Holds On To Rational View Of Nuclear Context

on January 9, 2017 - 10:30pm
Former LANL Director Sig Hecker speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/
Audience members listen as Sig Hecker speaks Friday evening in Santa Fe. Photo by Roger Snodgrass
Los Alamos Daily Post

As a president-elect tweets cryptic notions about nuclear weapons and appears to embrace a former adversary of the Cold War, tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans are discussing national security uncertainties in the global nuclear arena.

“We are entering uncharted territory,” said Sig Hecker, former Los Alamos

Sen. Udall On Official Reopening Of WIPP

on January 9, 2017 - 12:26pm

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall offered his congratulations and ongoing support for workers, the Department of Energy and the nation’s important nuclear waste cleanup mission as Carlsbad’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was officially reopened for waste storage.

“Today’s official reopening of WIPP is a tremendous accomplishment for the employees and members of the Carlsbad community, who play a vitally important role in our nation’s security and nuclear cleanup effort.

Udall, Heinrich Praise Enactment Of American Innovation And Competitiveness Act

on January 7, 2017 - 11:33am


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich praised the enactment of S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA), a major science bill that includes a number of significant provisions Udall and Heinrich championed to help boost New Mexico’s economy.

The bill, which passed both houses of Congress last month and was signed into law by President Obama today, contains measures to boost technology transfer initiatives, strengthen and grow manufacturing, and encourage private-sector innovation. 

The legislation, an update of the America

LANL On Weather Delay: Employees Should Report To Work Between 10-10:30 a.m. Today

on January 6, 2017 - 7:52am

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed opening today due to the winter snow storm.

Employees should report to work between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

LANL Boosts Performance Grade To Very Good

on January 5, 2017 - 11:22pm

The Los Alamos National Laboratory complex at dawn with a backdrop of the Jemez Mountain range. Courtesy/LANS
Los Alamos Daily Post

While improvement arrives too late to make up for inadequate performance evaluations of the last two years, the National Nuclear Security Administration scored Los Alamos National Laboratory higher on the whole this year, with six out of six ratings of “good” or better.

The lowest marks came in the highest weighted category, which was operations and infrastructure.