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The mission and priorities of the Department

Oct. 26, 2001 - Most of you have heard me describe a very general vision of the Department of Energy as one in which the Department enjoys a reputation for excellence, such that every other cabinet member would wish they were the secretary of Energy and employees of...

Employees eager to return to HOME following terrorist attacks,...

Oct. 26, 2001 - In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some Lab employees are keeping a little closer to HOME — in this case, the campaign to Help Others More Effectively The HOME Campaign, the Laboratory’s annual fund-raising effort to help...

SAFE Program manager will discuss his insights on how to catch...

Oct. 26, 2001 - While countering terrorism has been foremost on everyone’s mind since Sept. 11, some people have made a career of it. Terry Turchie is one of those people. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the former deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism...

NIF conventional facility complete

Oct. 26, 2001 - Almost five years ago, the Laboratory and the Department of Energy set a major milestone for the National Ignition Facility: complete the $196 million conventional facility by the end of September 2001. On Friday, Sept. 28, that milestone was met...

Smart Probe to begin testing at UC Davis

Oct. 26, 2001 - BioLuminate, the Silicon Valley start-up that has been working with the Lab since earlier this year to develop a breast cancer detection tool, will begin testing the new diagnostic tool on human volunteer patients at the UC Davis Medical Center next week...

Wadsworth offers personal perspective on Lab’s paradoxes

Oct. 19, 2001 - As a teenager in what is today the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen where his father, an officer in the British Army, was stationed in 1964, Jeff Wadsworth got his first exposure to terrorism. He was on the sideline when a bomb exploded in a soccer...

Lab’s Facilities Management building for future

Oct. 19, 2001 - The Institutional Facilities Management Office was formed to provide non-parochial and strategic management of the Lab’s investments in its facilities and infrastructure in support of all of the Laboratory’s missions. Over the last four years, the...

NIF transport amplifies success

Oct. 19, 2001 - On the evening of Sept. 26, as part of an integrated test of the transport system, the first amplifier slab line-replaceable-unit (LRU) was installed into the National Ignition Facility. “There was a proud moment when the LRU was inserted,” said Gina...

Phylos Announces Strategic Collaboration With Lawrence Livermore...

Oct. 11, 2001 - LEXINGTON, MA— Phylos, Inc. has partnered today with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this...

Gordon praises NNSA security efforts

Oct. 5, 2001 - Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, NNSA Administrator John Gordon told employees they should keep three goals in mind: “protect ourselves, accomplish our mission, and help others.” Gordon addressed employees at all NNSA field offices, labs, and...

Partnership targets proteins to design new drugs

Oct. 5, 2001 - Phylos, Inc. is partnering with the Laboratory to develop high throughput methods for protein production to create research reagents and microarrays that may be used to design new drugs or disease diagnostic tools. Under the terms of this collaboration, a...

Jens Mahler named acting Engineering AD

Oct. 5, 2001 - Director Bruce Tarter has named Jens Mahler as acting associate director for Engineering, to hold the position being vacated by Associate Director Spiros Dimolitsas. “Jens will do an excellent job as acting AD,” Dimolitsas said. “He is a seasoned...

Team co-chairs seek members to tackle survey focus areas

Oct. 5, 2001 - Action teams that will analyze the results of the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” and make recommendations to improve seven focus areas are being formed by the Survey Action Steering Committee. Nominations for employees to serve on the action teams...

Court orders release of Lab’s pay equity study

Oct. 5, 2001 - A Laboratory study on pay equity for women and minority employees is about to be made public. Recently, the Alameda County Superior Court ruled that a set of internal pay equity studies conducted by the Laboratory during the 1993-99 time frame should...

PSOs step up efforts to stay on guard

Oct. 5, 2001 - While most of the Lab’s workforce has returned to some semblance of normalcy following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent U.S. actions, one group remains at a heightened state of alert: the officers of the Protective Force Division....

Lab technologies take top honors

Oct. 5, 2001 - A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety-critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers...

Scramjet technology may be a propellant for hypersonic flight

Oct. 5, 2001 - Hypersonic flight has long intrigued Lab aeronautical engineer Preston Carter. His HyperSoar concept for an aircraft that would fly at 6,700 miles per hour — fast enough to get you anywhere on the globe in less than two hours — won wide-spread attention...

Ellen Raber to Head Livermore Lab Environmental Protection...

Oct. 5, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif — Ellen Raber has been named to lead Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Environmental Protection Department. The appointment was effective October 1. Formerly the department's deputy leader, Raber has been serving as acting department head since July 1. The...

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Garner Three Awards for Top...

Oct. 4, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif – A revolutionary technique for discovering genes, an advance for marking safety critical parts and a new process for producing laser glass that is 20 times faster than previous methods netted awards for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers. The three teams of...

Employees, organizations rally to raise funds to help Sept. 11...

Sept. 28, 2001 - Lab employees, well known for their charitable giving each year in the HOME Campaign, are spearheading a number of grassroots efforts to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here’s a sample of the outpouring of support from Lab employees...