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Hubble Provides Interstellar Road Map For Voyagers’ Galactic Trek

on January 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Artist’s rendition of Voyager 1’s View of  the Solar System. NASA

NASA News:

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing the road map — by measuring the material along the probes’ trajectories as they move through space.

‘Moving Day’ At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Friday Morning

on January 14, 2017 - 9:58am
Doug Hintze, ​manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos office compares notes with Pete Maggiore of the National Nuclear Security Administrations Los Alamos office during Friday's RCLN meeting in Española. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities opened its board meeting Friday with a moving tribute to former Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, who stepped down from the board as secretary-treasurer.

Kristin Henderson honored at Friday's RCLC meeting. Photo by Roger

Heinrich Questions Defense Secretary Nominee On Threats To U.S., Temperament Of Trump Administration, Nuclear Weapons, National Labs

on January 13, 2017 - 4:17pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), questioned President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense Retired General James Mattis, Thursday during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing.
 
Heinrich asked Mattis about the key threats to the security of the United States. Mattis replied, "I would consider the principle threats to start with Russia."
 
 
Earlier in the hearing, Heinrich invoked the Cuban

Review: Annual Report Of DOE National Laboratories

on January 11, 2017 - 6:46pm
Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy. Courtesy/Idaho National Laboratory
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

As the change of presidential administrations approaches, the Department of Energy has summed up the current status of its disparate operations

and research arms, also known as the DOE National Laboratories. The annual state of the laboratories report (ASLR) was released Tuesday during a press conference with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

The report reviews the effectiveness of the 17 labs located around the country, although its target audience is mostly located on

DOE Secretary Moniz Announces Charles Curtis As 2016 Recipient Of Schlesinger Medal For Energy Security

on January 11, 2017 - 9:43am

Charles B. Curtis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced Charles B. Curtis as the third recipient of the James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.

When the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) were established Oct. 1, 1977, Schlesinger and Curtis were appointed by President Carter as the first DOE Secretary and FERC Chairman, respectively. Later, Curtis served as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on January 11, 2017 - 7:14am
RCLC News:
 
The Regional Coalition Board Meeting is set for 9-11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13 at the Española City Council Chambers, 405 North Paseo de Onate in Española. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:
 
A. Call to Order – Chair Barney Trujillo | 9 a.m.
 
B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Barney Trujillo
 
C. Approval of Agenda – Chair Barney Trujillo
 
D. Approval of Meeting Minutes - Chair Barney Trujillo | –9:15 a.m.
 
E. Discussion/Action Items (1hr 25 min) | 9:15–10:35 a.m.
  • Briefing from NM Congressional Delegation (5 mins)
  • Action: Election of Secretary/Treasurer (5

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

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