Dec 17, 2007

D’Agostino to Speak on Future of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

National Nuclear Security Administration
U.S. Department of Energy
For Immediate Release
December 17, 2007
Contact: NNSA Public Affairs, (202) 586-7371

D’Agostino to Speak on Future of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino will announce his vision for the future of the nuclear weapons complex. The plan announced on Tuesday will be released as a draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SPEIS) in January.

The SPEIS contains different scenarios for transforming the nuclear weapons complex. The preferred alternative would consolidate missions and facilities within the existing NNSA sites. This means that NNSA would eliminate redundancies in missions, capabilities, and facilities, eventually saving money in the future.

Details of the event are as follows:

WHAT: Announcement on Complex Transformation

WHO: Thomas D'Agostino, NNSA administrator

WHEN: Tuesday, December 18 from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: U.S. Department of Energy

GE-086 (Main Auditorium)
1000 Independence Ave., SW


Anonymous said...

Now this may send us all a mesage, as to our future at LANL. Maybe the NNSA wants to gives us a "heads up" maybe???

Anonymous said...

Top D'Ag has a vision!

But why is his "vision" being released in the form of a SPEIS?

Anonymous said...

The announcement ("GIRD YOUR LOINS!!!!") will be on LabNet, I hear, at 11AM our time.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Top D'Ag has a vision. In fact, you'll see it all over at the NNSA web site. Photos of Top D'Ag with large banners behind him with his favorite slogan, "Getting the Job Done!".

And what job would that be? Cutting worker wages and benefits, destroying pensions, laying off scientists, and lowering the morale of NNSA contractor staff.

Yeah, Top D'Ag is certainly "Getting the Job Done!". He'll eventually get a well paying VP slot at Bechtel or BWXT as his sweet reward for all his efforts, no doubt.

Anonymous said...

So, Top D'Ag is having visions, is he?

I have visions too, generally correlated to my having consumed too much Chile Adovado.

Anonymous said...

"He'll eventually get a well paying VP slot at Bechtel or BWXT"

You got it! give that man a cigar.