Oct. 17, 2000

Statement by Dr. Bruce Tarter on UC Contract Extension Announcement

"On behalf of the employees at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, I am extremely pleased to hear of today's announcement by Department of Energy Secretary Bill Richardson to begin the negotiation process on the extension of the University of California contract.

This decision is an important one. The Secretary's commitment to this process reaffirms the University's unparalleled scientific reputation and the significant contributions that have taken place at these laboratories.

We look forward to working closely with DOE, the National Nuclear Security Administration and UC on developing and implementing the contract extension and on continuing our vital role as a national security laboratory."


C. Bruce Tarter
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy.