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January 2012

Bob OsbornBob Osborn, NNSA Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, has been selected as one of Federal Computer Week’s 2012 Federal 100 Award Winners. The award recognizes government and industry leaders who have played important roles in the federal government IT community.

Osborn has been specifically acknowledged as being part of a select group of professionals who had the greatest impact on the government information systems community in 2011. As leader of the NNSA’s information management and information technology (IT) initiatives, Osborn and his team have skillfully laid out an aggressive plan to update and modernize the agency’s IT infrastructure.

In his current role, Osborn is responsible for all aspects of cyber security across the nuclear security enterprise. He and his team have been very successful in maintaining NNSA’s networks, which allow essential national security programs to be executed. Osborn also serves as NNSA Transformation Executive and leads the agency’s move to OneNNSA – a fully integrated enterprise, organized to succeed, that performs work seamlessly and speaks with one voice.

Federal Computer Week magazine will hold a black-tie gala on March 28 in Washington, D.C., to recognize the accomplishments of the award winners.


Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, traveled to snow-covered Seattle to share her insights about this important topic on January 17. She discussed arms control and verification challenges in the information age, as part of an arms control seminar series hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Later that day at the University of Washington, Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller spoke about innovative concepts in arms control policy and the changing nature of diplomacy in the information age. 

Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico on Jan. 26 to highlight President Obama’s State of the Union address and discuss the Obama Administration’s commitment to energy innovation and advanced manufacturing. Secretary Chu was joined by U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on a tour of Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility, which is working to advance industry collaboration on clean energy technologies. Secretary Chu also hosted a Town Hall with employees at the site as part of the visit.

Five scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory have been honored by Laboratory Director Charles McMillan as Laboratory Fellows. The new Fellows are Bruce Carlsten, Mike Leitch, Michael MacInnes, Richard Martin, and Amit Misra.

The fellows are honored for their sustained, high-level achievements in programs of importance to LANL either a fundamental or important discovery that has led to widespread use or and having become a recognized authority in the field, including outside recognition and an outstanding record of publications.

The 2011 Fellows were selected from 17 nominees, and a committee of scientists and engineers from across LANL reviewed the nominations and recommended finalists who were confirmed by the laboratory director.

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