With the holiday season upon us, I hope you will be able to spend time with the people that make your life happier and more meaningful. Whether it’s an office get-together or family gathering, this is a special time for being with loved ones, family, and friends.
This is also a time of year that inspires us to look back on what we have accomplished together. Each day I’m impressed and humbled by the work you do for our country. The dedication you show to implementing the President’s nuclear security agenda and keeping the American people safe is unmatched, and you have my deepest gratitude for the professionalism and thoughtfulness with which you do it.
This year brought some of the most complex issues we have ever faced. From our response in Japan to the dismantlement of the last B53, you rose to the challenges that came our way and proved once again that NNSA has one of the most talented and diligent workforces in the Federal government. I know that 2012 will bring more even more opportunities for us to achieve great things together.
I would be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to remind you that the deadline for the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign is quickly approaching. If you would like to participate, it’s not too late. NNSA regularly has one of the highest participation rates in the Federal government, and the dedication you have shown to your work has been surpassed only by your dedication to helping those in need.
Neile and I wish each of you a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and look forward to the work we will do together in 2012.