LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 4, 2017—New supercomputer simulations have revealed the role of transport proteins called efflux pumps in creating drug-resistance in bacteria, research that could lead to improving the drugs’ effectiveness against life-threatening diseases and restoring the efficacy of defunct antibiotics. “By understanding how the pump moves and dynamically behaves, we can potentially find [...]
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WASHINGTON — As competition ratchets up for space dominance, adversaries are poised to challenge the United States, causing real concern among policy makers at the Pentagon. “The threats are moving fast and we need to stay ahead of it,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Stephen Kitay. “We absolutely need to [...]
Ida Hernandez is the recipient of the eighth annual NNSA Office of the General Counsel Legal Excellence Award for her ongoing legal support of the NNSA Freedom of Information Act Program (FOIA). Hernandez was influential in getting the Department of Justice to seek injunctive relief to prohibit a local government from releasing sensitive federal information [...]
Novel viral analysis approach leads to potential ‘global vaccine’ LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 30, 2017—Just in time for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) international partners are announcing the first efficacy study for an investigational HIV-1-preventive “mosaic” vaccine. Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are joining forces with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and [...]
Statement from the NNSA Administrator on the Appointment of a New Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Los Alamos National Security, LLC named Dr. Terry C. Wallace, Jr. as Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, replacing Dr. Charles F. McMillan, who is retiring December 31. Dr. Wallace has extensive leadership experience managing national security programs as the laboratory's Principal Associate Director for Global Security. A distinguished researcher and innovator, [...]
Wallace to become director January 1, 2018 LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, Nov. 28, 2017— Dr. Terry Wallace has been appointed Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and President of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The appointments were announced [...]
171128-N-NO824-001 SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Nov. 28, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure, Nov. 28. Treasure will transport McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka to undergo repairs. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Aaron Van Driessche/Released) November 28, 2017
NNSA, Air Force complete two additional B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight tests at Tonopah Test Range
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the U.S Air Force announced today the completion of two qualification flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. Completed November 7-8, 2017, these tests continue a series of qualification flight tests that will be conducted over [...]
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- After notifying their families that extensive search and rescue efforts had ended, the Navy identified Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso Nov. 25 as the three Sailors lost in a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday."Our thoughts and prayers are with [...]
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy ceased search and rescue operations at 10 a.m. Japan Standard Time Nov. 24, for three Sailors not immediately recovered after a C-2A Greyhound crashed on the afternoon of Nov. 22.USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) led the combined search and rescue efforts with units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense [...]