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Los Alamos Participants Graduate From Leadership New Mexico’s 2017-2018 Core Program

on June 15, 2018 - 7:52am
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Graig Newell of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services. Courtesy photo
 
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Terry Priestley of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services.

Los Alamos National Laboratory And U.S. Army Working On Replacement For Toxic TNT

on June 14, 2018 - 11:38am

Chavez TNT Replacement: Explosives chemist David Chavez pours an example of melt-castable explosive into a copper mold at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 9. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Md., have developed a novel “melt-cast” explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT.

 

“The Army and the Laboratory, through the Joint Munitions Program, have been looking for a TNT replacement,” said David Chavez, an explosives

Unauthorized Drone Flights Prohibited In LANL Restricted Airspace … Including ‘No Drone Zone’

on June 13, 2018 - 1:31pm

Map of FAA restricted airspace above Los Alamos National Laboratory (R-5101) and additional No Drone Zone (in red). Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • Program at Los Alamos the model for other nuclear sites

Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over its restricted airspace and an additional FAA designated “No Drone Zone.”

 

The system is Government authorized and is currently in an operational

UNM-LA: Free Cyber-Puzzles Workshop For Girls

on June 11, 2018 - 11:38am

UNM-LA News:

Girls entering grades 7-11 in fall 2018 are invited to participate in a no-cost day-long computer security learning event at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).

The event, called Queen Of The Hill (QOTH) meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16. QOTH is organized by Neale Pickett, a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

New Mexico Tech Reps. Visit Los Alamos June 18

on June 11, 2018 - 11:10am
NMT News:
 
New Mexico Tech representatives will be visiting Los Alamos the week of June 18. The purpose of the visit is to increase collaboration in both education and research.
 
The visit will kick off with an Alumni reception at 6 p.m., June 20 at Unquarked. The reception will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The alumni reception will be hosted by Dr. Stephen Wells (President), Dr. Douglas Wells (Vice President of Academic Affairs), Dr. Van Romero (Vice President of Research), and Dr. Lorie M.

Manhattan Project Experts Present Seminar: ‘Summer Of 1945: The Road To Trinity’ June 14

on June 11, 2018 - 5:12am

COMMUNITY News:

New Mexico’s role in developing the first atomic bomb will be explored through a series of presentations organized by Recursos, a Santa Fe-based educational organization, starting June 14.

The programs coincide with the Santa Fe Opera’s presentation of Doctor Atomic this summer, as well as related events and exhibits sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and other organizations during 2018-19.

Doctor Atomic, which takes place in Los Alamos during the summer of 1945, focuses on developments leading up to the detonation of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity site

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Release Statement On Los Alamos National Laboratory M&O Contract Decision

on June 8, 2018 - 4:40pm

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján responded to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) decision to award the management and operating contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory to Triad National Security, LLC, a group led by Battelle, the University of California, and the Texas A&M University System.

Udall is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, including the subcommittee overseeing the Department of Energy's budget, and Heinrich serves on

LANL Director, Local Officials React To LANL M&O Contract Award To Triad National Security

on June 8, 2018 - 11:45am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace reacted Friday morning to the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announcement that it has awarded the $2.5 billion management and operating contract for the Lab to Triad National Security, LLC.

“We are committed to working with the new management team to ensure a transition that is as seamless as possible,” Wallace said.

DOE/NNSA Awards Los Alamos National Laboratory Management & Operating Contract To Triad National Security, LLC

on June 8, 2018 - 9:35am

DOE/NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced today it has awarded Triad National Security, LLC the management and operating (M&O) contract for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

 

Triad National Security, LLC is a limited liability company, which consists of Battelle Memorial Institute, the Regents of the University of California, and the Regents of Texas A&M University.

LANL: New Elementary Particle Evidence Found, ‘Sterile Neutrino’ Long Suspected

on June 6, 2018 - 12:31pm

Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment. Courtesy/LANL

 

Participants from Los Alamos in MiniBooNE Control Room, from left, Gordon McGregor, Richard Van de Water, Geoffrey Mills and Bill Louis. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos experiment at Fermilab explores potential ‘dark matter’ link, confirms earlier experiment

New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino, a “sterile neutrino” particle. This particle provides challenges for the Standard Model of particle physics, if found to be a valid result in future experiments.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees Donate $400,000 Toward Scholarships For Local Students

on June 5, 2018 - 4:44pm

Viviana Martinez Espiricueta, 2018 graduate of The MASTERS Program will attend St. Edwards University to study business management with the support of a $10,000 Susan Herrera Scholarship. Courtesy/LANLF, Andrea Multari

Will Song at his mom’s Chinese restaurant in Taos where he busses tables and spent countless hours doing homework and engaging with customers. Courtesy/LANLF, Andrea Multari

LANL FOUNDATION News:

  • Sustainable Program Growth is Dependent Upon Additional Community Support

ESPAÑOLA — For 20 years, employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have taken the lead in funding

Udall Advances Strong Investments In New Mexico National Labs, Water Infrastructure, Tech Transfer

on June 5, 2018 - 10:20am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

Udall’s committee approves $43.766 billion funding bill with funding for labs, cleanup, water projects, tech transfer

 WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the committee has advanced key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, cleanup projects and technology transfer efforts, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and water infrastructure projects throughout the state.

LANL Road Construction Set To Begin Thursday

on June 4, 2018 - 5:59pm
LANL News:
 
The first of three phases of road improvements to and from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will begin Thursday, June 7.
 
The road improvements are part of a $34.5 million Supplemental Environmental Projects settlement agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy following the February 2014 drum breach incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.

LANL Foundation 'Builder's Lab' June 5-8

on June 1, 2018 - 11:01am

Robert Aitken Earns BCSP Certification

on June 1, 2018 - 7:09am

BCSP News:

Robert Aitken, a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee, has earned a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certificate.

BCSP awards this certification to individuals who meet eligibility and experience criteria in the safety, health and environmental discipline and have passed an examination.

Certificate recipients must recertify every five years to maintain certification, ensuring they remain knowledgeable in their practice.

Safety issues have become more complex, and today's safety professionals must continually be better qualified.

Under Secretary Dabbar Tours Los Alamos Cleanup, Speaks With Workforce

on May 30, 2018 - 10:13pm
DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar discusses ongoing legacy cleanup at LANL with EM-LA Manager Doug Hintze. Courtesy/DOE
 

N3B Technical Program Manager Danny Katzman, left, provides an update on the Chromium Project interim measure to DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar, center, and EM-LA Manager Doug Hintze. Courtesy/DOE
DOE News:

 

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabber toured key cleanup sites last week and met with the EM workforce at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

 
Accompanied by Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) Manager

Luján Amendments To Support NM, National Labs Included In FY19 National Defense Authorization Act

on May 29, 2018 - 5:54am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which included several initiatives he wrote or cosponsored.
 
“From Los Alamos National Labs to Cannon Air Force Base, I’m proud of the important role Northern New Mexico plays in our nation’s defense,” Luján said. “Although it is not a perfect bill, this year’s defense authorization advances many important priorities for communities across New Mexico.”
 
Establishment of Trades Education Grant

Rep. Lujan Grisham Votes To Pass Defense Policy Bill

on May 27, 2018 - 4:08am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) voted Thursday to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes four of her amendments that are important to the large national laboratory and military presence in New Mexico.
 
“I am pleased to have voted for a bipartisan defense authorization bill that supports our men and women in uniform and the national laboratories and military bases in New Mexico that are vital to our national security and are an important economic driver for the state,” Lujan

LANL: Public Lectures Explore Power Of Light

on May 25, 2018 - 6:34am
Jennifer Hollingsworth
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Jennifer Hollingsworth will discuss the power of light in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning June 4 in Santa Fe.
 
“Photons are the elementary particle responsible for light,” said Jennifer Hollingsworth, a researcher at the Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. “If the 20th century depended on electronics, it is predicted that the 21st century will depend as much on photonics: the science and application of making, detecting, controlling and transforming photons.”
 
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Los Alamos Notes Little Effect From Opening Its Gates

on May 24, 2018 - 8:00am
Opening of the Main Gate February 1957. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Main Gate circa early 1950s. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
 
 
By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Los Alamos Notes Little Effect From Opening Its Gates” is a historic headline. It appeared in the May 6, 1957 edition of the of the Albuquerque Journal, with an article about how removing the security gates at the entrance of the once-secret city did not lead to a wave of crime and other problems.
 
Los Alamos residents were shocked in February 1957 to learn that in less than

Bradbury Science Museum Association Elects Officers

on May 22, 2018 - 4:06pm

Members of the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) gathered for a monthly meeting Monday evening at the Small Business Development Center in downtown Los Alamos. Standing from left, Gadgets Gift Shop Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Shari Foley, newly elected BSMA Treasurer Pam Miller, newly elected BSMA President Ryn Hermann, newly elected BSMA Secretary Jennifer Cline and newly elected BSMA Vice President Robert Hull. Seated from left, Ed Fenimore, immediate past President Andre Trottier, Pam Sutton, immediate past Secretary KayLinda Crawfordimmediate past Treasurer Ann Parsons

Freed And McClenahan Discuss Dr. Atomic At Rotary

on May 22, 2018 - 9:12am

In anticipation of the Dr. Atomic opera being performed this summer at the Santa Fe Opera, Los Alamos Living Treasure Art Freed and Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, recently told Rotarians about the June-September events commemorating the opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer. Freed has seen the opera 12 times, performed nationally and internationally by 11 different companies. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan discusses the June-September events commemorating Dr. Atomic, the opera about J.

DOE Awards Contract To BluePath Labs For EM Administrative And Business Support Services

on May 21, 2018 - 12:29pm
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to BluePath Labs, LLC of Washington, DC, for Environmental Management Administrative and Business Support Services.
 
This contract is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) from which Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials task orders may be issued. The IDIQ contract contains a $4 million maximum value of services, and has a five year ordering period from the date of contract award.
 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) mission

FBI Albuquerque Special Agent In Charge Terry Wade Tapped For Assistant Director Of Inspection Division In Washington, D.C.

on May 18, 2018 - 3:57pm
FBI Albuquerque Division Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade speaks with Citizens Academy participants during a recent session in Albuquerque. Courtesy/FBI
 
Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade chats with Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Maire O'Neill during an interview Tuesday morning in Albuquerque. Courtesy/FBI
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

FBI Albuquerque Division Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade is headed to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as Assistant Director for the Inspection Division.

Wade, a native of Chattanooga, Okla., said when he

National Commander Awards Norm Wilson Of Los Alamos Prestigious Gold Patrick Henry Medallion

on May 17, 2018 - 9:47am

MOWW National Commander-in-Chief David Gibson presents LTC. Norman G. Wilson of Los Alamos with the prestigious Gold Patrick Henry Medallion Tuesday at the American Legion. From left, MOWW Commander LTC Gregg Giesler, Barbara Jean Wilson, LTC Norm Wilson and NCIC Gibson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

MOWW National Commander-in-Chief David Gibson, right, presents LTC Norman G. Wilson with the Gold Patrick Henry Medallion Tuesday. His wife Barbara Jean Wilson is at his side for the presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

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