Mike's excuse that only Congress can change LANL's mission is a cop-out. Look at Sandia -- approximately 50% of their budget comes from WFO sponsors. Why? Because SNL management has over the years had the foresight to *encourage* staff to persue WFO, rather than to discourage them to do so, as has been the case with LANL management. LANL has had the opportunity to diversify for as long as I've worked there, and has steadfastly chosen not to do so. To use Congress as the excuse now for LANL having but a single narrow mission is disingenuous, and it appears that staff will now start to pay the price for management's shortsightedness: with their jobs.