This comment is from yesterday's Directive Distress post.
Did anyone notice this memo that came out of the Director's office? Read the first line of this memo over a couple of times. Sounds rather ominous to me. Is the end game here for LANL? Are DOE and NNSA telling LANS something that the rest of the workforce should know about?
To/MS: All Employees
From/MS: Michael R. Anastasio
Date: July 23, 2007
Office of the Director
SUBJECT: Senior Management Meeting, July 19-21, 2007
The future of our Laboratory is being questioned and is potentially at risk. The country needs and deserves an efficient, agile, integrated, and effective Los Alamos National Laboratory that delivers premier science, technology, and engineering for national security.
At a leadership offsite last week, the senior management team met to determine whether we are doing everything possible to ensure the overall success of the Laboratory.
The following are outcomes of our meeting:
* We developed a set of actions to enhance our ability as a high performance leadership team.
* Reflecting on the past year, the Laboratory has accomplished a tremendous amount. We re-established that the 12 goals are the right ones for the Laboratory to achieve our vision (to anticipate, innovate, and deliver science and technology that matters).
* We began developing future key commitments associated with the 12 goals.
* We identified barriers to achieving these goals and commitments and developed actions to begin removing them.
Each of us on the senior management team is personally committed to the overall success of the Laboratory, and we will hold each other accountable to ensure this. While each of us brings expertise and experience to individual areas, it is the common vision, shared fate, and integrated execution toward achieving the vision that will ensure institutional success.
We will continue the work we did last week -- collectively carrying out actions, identifying and removing barriers, and holding each other accountable. The need to enhance the level and quality of communications with each other and with you was a topic that pervaded our meeting. In the coming days, your Associate Directors will be visiting with you further about our meeting and the critical nature of our collective performance toward achieving our 12 goals.
IRM-RMMSO, A150 DIR-07-211