How about posting a link to Mikey's prepared comments at the media roundtable in D.C.? This seems more newsworthy and forward-looking than a lot of stuff being posted.
LANL's Daily Newsbulletin covered this last week (see below). They provide a link to Bodman's "Vision Statement", but nothing about Anastasio's prepared comments.
The New Mexican's Sue Vorenberg provides a few Anastasio quotes in her story titled NNSA seeks more long-term contracts.
And the long-term relationships with the other agencies, in turn, should also help make the nation more safe, said Michael Anastasio, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.Some intelligence agencies that he couldn't name? Just give us a hint, Mikey. Are they American intelligence agencies? LANL blog readers are pretty sharp. I'm betting they can name those intelligence agencies in three letters or less.
"If you think of the intelligence community and if you can build those long-term relationships, you can better watch technology and issues around the world," Anastasio said.
Teams of scientists paired with those in the intelligence community for several years can look for long-term patterns and signs in other cultures or countries that could turn into possible threats against the United States, he said. Those teams could then find ways to head off problems before they become disasters, he said.
And that's "more valuable than a sequence of activities," Anastasio said.
Some of those longer-term agreements at Los Alamos could include work with the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, the Department of Defense and "with some intelligence agencies" that he couldn't name, Anastasio said.
Oh, and that table isn't round!
[From the Daily Newsbulletin.]
Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio (inset) joins National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Tom D'Agostino (head of table) and other NNSA complex officials for a "media roundtable" with members of the national and international media on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The discussion focused on NNSA's proposed complex transformation and its vision for its national security laboratories. Among the reporters attending were George Lobsenz of Energy Daily, Derrick Sands of Inside Energy, Eric Hand of Nature, Carlo Munoz of Inside the Pentagon, and Shogo Kawakita of Kyodo News. Additional members of the media, including local New Mexico reporters, took part in the roundtable via the phone. To read the vision statement for NNSA's national security laboratories, click here.
Thursday, NNSA Administrator D'Agostino again focused on complex transformation during testimony presented before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services. Shown listening to D'Agostino's testimony is Laboratory Director Anastasio, left, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director George Miller. Anastasio also participated in the hearing but did not testify. Along with other NNSA lab directors and site and plant managers, Anastasio provided a written statement and was part of the panel that fielded subcommittee member questions following testimony at the hearing. To read the director's statement, click here.
[See also Broader Agenda For Weapons Labs.]