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Udall, Heinrich: New Mexico Ideal Location To Expand Defense Technology Innovation Hub

on September 27, 2016 - 9:08am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • In letter to Defense Secretary, senators say NM labs and bases are perfectly positioned to advance defense technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to consider opening a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental" (DIUx) office in New Mexico as part of the military's mission to widen the technology gap between the United States and its adversaries.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

DIUx offices have been opened in regions with a strong high-tech presence to help improve

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

on September 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Boston Government Services, LLC (BGS), of Lenoir City, Tennessee.
BGS is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 Million over four years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.
The contractor will provide support services to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) headquarters in

Secretary Moniz Announces Removal Of All Highly Enriched Uranium From Poland

on September 26, 2016 - 8:17am

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

NNSA Helps Poland Become 31st Country Plus Taiwan to Be HEU-free 

VIENNA – At the 60th IAEA General Conference, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), in cooperation with Poland, the Russian Federation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has successfully repatriated 61 kilograms of Russian-origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the Maria Research Reactor in Otwock-Swierk, Poland.

The shipment removes the last known HEU from Poland,

Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter To Visit LANL

on September 24, 2016 - 8:11am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter

DOD News:

Secretary of Defense the Honorable Ash Carter is visiting Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico Sept. 27-28 to discuss the nuclear enterprise and thank personnel for their work to ensure the readiness of the nuclear force.

During his visit to New Mexico, Carter also will tour facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories to thank scientists and engineers at these facilities for their ongoing work involving the development, assessment and security of the nuclear triad.

DOE Releases Final Request For Proposal For Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract

on September 23, 2016 - 11:16am

DOE News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) Thursday for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC) acquisition.

A contract that primarily includes cost-plus-award-fee contract line items for the purpose of continuing the legacy cleanup mission is anticipated. The RFP provides for full and open competition, and the RFP includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small business concerns.

The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $1.7B over the prospective ten-year and three months period of performance, including

In-Person Training On How To Use LANL's Electronic Public Reading Room

on September 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
LANL News:
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), are holding training on the contents and use of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Electronic Public Reading Room (EPRR) 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday Oct. 13 at J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center, Building  207, Room JRO 1 (West Jemez Road at Casa Grande).
The EPRR is an information repository for environmental and administrative information and correspondence required by Permit Section 1.10 of the LANL Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, issued November 2010.
The training will include

LANL CTO Speaking At ProjectY Thursday

on September 21, 2016 - 11:15am

LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch

projectY Cowork Los Alamos News:

LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch is speaking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at projectY Cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square about “Startup Companies Working with the Laboratory”.

The event is free for the public to attend, but RSVP is requested in advance. To RSVP, click here.

About Duncan McBranch

Duncan brings to this role a strong track record as an R&D leader in materials chemistry and nanotechnology, an entrepreneur in biotechnology, a business development leader in growing new