For me, the handwriting has been on the wall since December, 2005 when D'Agostino announced that LANS had been awarded the LANL contract. The recent LANL Performance Review demonstrating that NNSA is extremely happy with LANS' performance is just one more bit of validation that LANL is on a carefully charted course, no variations wanted nor expected.
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2009 performance review gives LANS, LLC 90% of available award fee and another year to contract termBy comparison, the award fee for FY08 was 88% and 81% for FY07.The National Nuclear Security Administration has evaluated the Laboratory’s performance for fiscal year 2009 and awarded LANS, LLC 90% of the available award fee and added another year to the term of the LANS contract to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory. That extension stretches the contract term through September 30, 2015. By comparison, the award fee for FY08 was 88% and 81% for FY07.NNSA cited its “very high expectations” and noted significant progress in the Lab’s performance overall, especially in achieving its mission and delivering on program assignments.“Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to continuous improvement,” said Lab Director Michael Anastasio.Anastasio noted that many accomplishments throughout the Laboratory contributed to this encouraging customer assessment, including substantially completing construction of the RLUOB facility as part of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project, the use of the Roadrunner supercomputer, and the accelerated shipment offsite of transuranic waste.“We’re proud that this year's assessment continues our upward trend,” said Ike Richardson, deputy director. “NNSA’s view of our work is a tribute to the LANL team's continued efforts to enhance discovery science as well as productivity.”SUMMARY OF FY2009 LANS AWARD FEE DETERMINATIONLos Alamos National Security, LLCManager and operator of Los Alamos National LaboratoryTotal available fee: $80.2 millionEarned “fee at risk,” or incentive fee: 84%, or $43.3 millionPortion earned of overall fee: 90%, or $72.1 million(includes fee at risk, fixed fee, work for others):