Monday, January 22, 2007
I would sure like to be a flea under his collar during the meetings with "senior laboratory officials"
-Pat, The Dog
D'Agostino talks to Laboratory work force Tuesday
January 22, 2007
Thomas D'Agostino, acting administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, plans to speak to Laboratory employees at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The talk is in the National Security Sciences Building at Technical Area 3.
Attendance in the NSSB Auditorium is restricted to Q or L cleared badgeholders. A Q- or L-cleared badgeholder can serve as an escort for an uncleared attendee. Uncleared attendees must be under escort at all times, with one Q or L cleared escort for each uncleared attendee. Uncleared individuals and their escorts must sit in the designated area of the auditorium.
The talk also can be watched live on LABNET Channel 9 and on desktop computers using real media or IPTV technology.
While at Los Alamos, D'Agostino is scheduled to meet with senior Laboratory officials and conduct other official business.
D'Agostino's talk will be rebroadcast on LABNET Channel 10 beginning Tuesday afternoon. Check the LABNET Channel 10 schedule for rebroadcast times.
Hats off to Anonymous 1/22/2007 12:48 PM! It's not often I meet someone nearly as cynical as me. Congratulations for providing the clear persective: you've clearly ridden in this rodeo before.
Have you put your entry into any of the myriad pools started around the Lab betting on when the RIF of LANL FTEs begins?
"...Mr. D’Agostino is currently a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves where he has served with the Navy Inspector General and with the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Submarine Warfare in developing concepts for new attack submarine propulsion systems. He also served with the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy, and Operations in the Navy Command Center in the Pentagon. In this capacity, he was the French Desk Officer for the Chief of Naval Operations responsible for all Politico-Military interactions with the French Navy and served as the Duty Captain at the Navy Command Center.
He spent over eight years on active duty in the Navy as a submarine officer to include assignments onboard the USS SKIPJACK (SSN 585) and with the Board of Inspection and Survey where he was the Main Propulsion and Nuclear Reactor Inspector. In this position, he performed nuclear reactor and propulsion engineering inspections for over 65 submarines and nuclear-powered ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets...
- Naval War College, Newport, RI, MS National Security Studies, 1997
- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, MS Business Finance, 1992
- United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, BS Physical Science, 1980"
I was also hoping to see Nanos taken down, along with the corrupt system that protected him.
We all saw how well that went.
Just another worthless bureaucrat.
One thing may becoming clear...I am not sure the crowd here would be happy with ANYTHING. Just too much bitter venom and venting. Not too much constructive if LANL is to work its way out of its problems. Radical surgery? Amputation? High doses of radiation therapy? Euthanasia? Is that it?
Having said that, LANL has its problems - some major. What is not clear is who is to blame or what the solutions are.
I guess much stems from mistakes management has imposed. Other comes from the much-vaunted "LANL culture." Could it be that We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us?
Here are some pointers for appropriate questions to ask
** What can be done about drivers who get in my way
when I leave work?
** How can WE help YOU to help US to help THEM?
** Where's that freebie child-care center you've been
** Thank you, Mr. D'Agostino.
You're doing a great job!
We appreciate your efforts.
Keep up the great work.
I don't have a question.
I just like to kiss-ass.
** We're all are scared shit-less!
Can you protect us from the Boogie-man?
** I have no problem with drug testing. Thanks for
starting this program. What other means can we use to
monitor our fellow workers? I don't trust any of them.
... and finally...
** I lost my balls, Mr. D'Agostino. Can you help me find them?
Sink or swim!
Full speed ahead!
Take 'er down!