Los Alamos Tug-of-War

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    Is anyone else following the tug-of-war between the University of California (w/Bechtel) and the University of Texas (w/Lockheed Martin) for Los Alamos National Lab?

    It's part of a recent industrialization/privatization of the national labs. Does this really matter to MD/PhDs? (ie. Battelle now controls Idaho National Lab)

    The decision to award the lab management to either school and their corporate partners is due within the next two days.

    Some reading:
    LANL Workers' Blog
    http://lanl-the-real-story.blogspot.com/

    News Coverage from California
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/17/MNGQ9FPOD81.DTL
    http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=35152

    New Coverage from Texas
    http://www.dailytexanonline.com/media/paper410/news/2005/07/21/Opinion/Deconstructing.Los.Alamos-963646.shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain=www.dailytexanonline.com
    http://www.utwatch.org/war/lanlteam.html
     

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