Jun 14, 2007
Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Bill Mullins of the Air Force will be visiting LANL on Thursday June 14. He is scheduled to give an all hands meeting in the NSSB auditorium from 1 to 2 pm. Dr. Mullins serves roughly the same role in the Air Force as Barry Hannah does in the Navy. For historical reasons, valid though not discussable on the blog, LANL does not have a very good reputation with the Air Force.
There are some who wish to portray the LANL scientific staff as uninterested in the national defense mission. As most have noticed, LANL is not in good graces in Washington DC at the current time.
Dr. Mullins served on the RRW1 POG, where his actions exhibited technical competence, honor, and discretion. He was not involved in the political games. He is the customer for RRW2, we have an outstanding proposal, but there is justifiable doubt that LANL is serious about the Air Force customer.
In my opinion, a large attendance at this meeting is in the best interests of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and its staff. The Navy is the among the strongest supporters of LANL in Washington DC and another customer of that caliber could be quite beneficial in the political arena.
It is not clear why LANS has not publicized this meeting with greater advance notice. I acquired a copy of the announcement only after COB today.
This meeting will be SRD sigmas 1-10 due to the nature of the topic. My apologies in advance to those customers of the blog unable to attend due to these restrictions.
Please publicize this meeting. If you wish you can use this email with my name attached.
John M. Pedicini
ADC reviewed as unclassified
[View Bill Mullins' bio here.]