RealNews

Energy will seek bids to manage Los Alamos

The Energy Department announced today that, for the first time in 60 years, it would seek competitive bids to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory when the University of California’s contract runs out in September 2005. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham’s decision to compete the contract follows a long string of management problems and security breaches, including missing computers and hard drives, that have come to light over the past few years and especially since January. Abraham praised the university for taking steps to clean up the lab’s management, including firing several top lab officials and appointing an oversight board. But the university also “bears responsibility for the systemic management failures that came to light in 2002,” he wrote. “Under the university’s stewardship, the science at Los Alamos has consistently been of the highest caliber,” Abraham said. “But it is important that business services be as good as the science.” Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.