LBL C U R R E N T S -- February 4, 1994

O'Leary announces sweeping contract reforms

By Lynn Yarris, [email protected]

Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary announced sweeping reforms in the way national laboratories such as LBL are managed under contract at a press conference in Washington on Thursday. The reforms follow the recommendations of a task force the Secretary appointed last year that was chaired by Deputy DOE Secretary Bill White.

"DOE has simply not been in control of its hundreds of contractors and $18 billion contractor budget," O'Leary said. "Contract reform is critical to our success in carrying out President Clinton's and Vice President Gore's efforts to reinvent government, making government work better and cost less."

O'Leary claimed her new reforms will increase competition for DOE business, hold contractors more accountable for fines and penalties, reduce excessive outside attorney fees, require specific performance criteria and measures in all contracts, and impose stricter cost controls on expenses such as administrative support, maintenance, pensions, overtime, and property management.

"The problems that we have identified and the reforms that we propose are not intended to be a sweeping indictment of the contractors who work for the Department or the federal managers who direct them," O'Leary said. "Many federal and contractor employees strive to provide effective service. Instead it is the overall system in which they work that demands our attention. We must create a system that focuses on efficient processes and quality results, rewards initiative and commitment, and provides meaningful sanctions and penalties where necessary."

A major recommendation of the task force is to replace some of DOE's traditional cost-reimbursement contracts with fixed-price or cost-sharing contracts. One of the key elements of this recommendation centers on performance-based contracts in which the management contractor will not necessarily perform those operations that can be subcontracted out at a lower cost. It also calls for well-defined, objective performance criteria for program activities, environment, health and safety requirements, and financial and management objectives. These criteria would be periodically updated and reviewed by DOE.

O'Leary's new policy also severely limits reimbursement of contractors who are fined or penalized for violating environment, health, and safety regulations. It does, however, offer incentives for good performances, such as more discretionary research funds for productive programs.

"We need to develop reward systems that better distinguish between superior and inferior contractor performance and federal program management," O'Leary said. "We also need accountability systems that do not leave taxpayers holding the bag in cases of contractor misconduct." The recommendations of the task force, officially called the Contract Reform Team Report, were made after many months of discussions within DOE and the White House's Office of Management and Budget, and with contractors, the General Accounting Office, members of Congress, state and local government officials, labor unions, non-profit organizations, and private citizens.

"I am pleased to report that we have already taken several meaningful steps that signal our commitment to contract reform," O'Leary said. "For example, we have frozen contractor salaries for 1994, resulting in a $1.55 billion savings over five years. We have also reduced budgeted expenditures for support services by 12 percent in 1994 (expected to save $100 million) and initiated innovative contracting approaches at several sites. As this report reflects, however, we have a long way to go." Currently, DOE has 52 management and operating contracts at its national laboratories and nuclear weapons facilities, on which it spends about $15.9 billion out of its $18.2 billion procurement budget. Historically, contractors have been relieved of most financial risk, primarily because of the weapons labs and the demands generated by the Cold War. For the same reason, there has been only limited external oversight. As a result, laboratory management and operations contracts have been cost-reimbursable, and have often included cost plus fixed or award fee stipulations.

According to the Contract Reform Team Report, many of the existing contracts do not provide well-defined performance criteria or the information needed by senior federal managers to make evaluations. Contracts have also typically been extended with little or no competition. The report calls for contracts to be reopened for bidding every 10 years, and for the procurement process to be streamlined. **********************************************************************

New DOE task force will study future of national laboratories

By Mike Wooldridge

Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has announced the creation of an Advisory Board Task Force that will spend the next year charting the course of DOE's nine multipurpose labs.

The diverse group of experts from industry and academia will assess what DOE labs are producing today, and focus on strengthening DOE's ties with the private sector. The team's recommendations could include the redirection, conversion, or closure of elements within the DOE laboratory system.

O'Leary made the announcement at a Feb. 2 press conference, during which she stressed that the present focus of the task force is not on lab closures. "It is not our goal to single out a particular lab for closure, but to take a broad look what all our labs produce and at what cost," she said.

Responding to the announcement, LBL Director Charles Shank said the task force provides an important opportunity to review the contributions of the national labs and to explore new ways of working with industry and universities. "I certainly look forward to working with them to achieve what is best for the nation," Shank said.

A high priority for the group will be planning for the future of DOE's three nuclear weapons laboratories--Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia. The task force's findings will help DOE to continue to guide nuclear programs, as they focus less on underground nuclear testing and more on stockpile stewardship.

O'Leary sited Lawrence Livermore as an example. "Livermore has been traditionally thought of as a weapons lab," she said. "But if you take a snapshot of it in 1993, you see defense work is shrinking, while work for others, cooperation with the private sector, and environmental restoration is increasing."

According to O'Leary, as recent geopolitical changes have made demands on the country to bolster competitiveness, there has been no shortage of opportunities for DOE labs to up its work with the private sector. "We could have entertained 100 percent more cooperative agreements with industry last year if we had just had the funding," O'Leary said.

O'Leary also emphasized the need to take a close look at the long term when considering funding issues and changes at DOE.

Bob Galvin of Motorola has been named chairman of the task force, which also includes experts in industrial research and development, public policy, management, defense, and the environment, as well as economists and representatives from academia.

The group will report their assessments and recommendations in February 1995.

Volunteers wanted for weighty subject

By Lynn Yarris, [email protected]

"Tis better to have been fat and lost than to have never been fat at all," says Life Sciences Division researcher Paul Williams, with apologies to Tennyson.

Williams' research on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol--called the "good" cholesterol because it provides partial protection from heart disease--has led him to hypothesize that men and women who have lost weight are more likely to raise their HDL levels than those who have always been lean.

In an epidemiological study two years ago of people who exercise regularly by running, Williams found the highest HDL levels in runners who lost the most weight. He now wants to survey the HDL levels of men and women who have lost weight through dieting. Volunteers are being sought to answer a questionnaire and undergo a physical examination. In this examination, they will be hydrostatically weighed to estimate their percentage of body fat, and their blood will be sampled for lipoprotein cholesterol, lipase activity, and lipoprotein fractions. Their diets will also be assessed.

Williams is looking for two groups of non-smoking women and men who are currently lean. One group for each sex will be made up of people who have never weighed more than a few pounds above their current weight. The second group will be made up of the formerly overweight.

"We are looking for women who have lost approximately 23 pounds or more since their greatest lifetime weight, not counting pregnancy," says Williams. "In men, we are looking for individuals who have lost 26 pounds or more since their greatest lifetime weight."

Additional requirements are that subjects exercise less than three times per week, have a typical diet they follow, and do not take special medications for diabetes, blood pressure, thyroid condition, or high cholesterol.

Those interested in volunteering for this study, or those who want more information, should contact Davina Moussa at X5991.

New LBL lecture series "Science and Technology in a Competitive World"

William Spencer, president and chief executive officer of Sematech, in Austin, Texas, will be the inaugural speaker in LBL's newest lecture series: Science and Technology in a Competitive World. Spencer's talk is scheduled for noon on Friday, Feb. 11, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. All employees are invited to attend.


Women in Science & Engineering Seminar

Elizabeth Arsem and Silvia Gabi of the Physics Division will be the featured speakers at the next Women in Science and Engineering Seminar, to be held at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in Bldg. 70A-3377.

Refreshments will be served at noon.

Their presentation, "Hands-On Universe: A Link Between High School Students and LBL Scientists," will describe how this unique program developed and the research opportunities that have evolved. With access to the leading-edge astrophysics research tools and network technologies of Hands-On Universe (HOU), students and the museum public become active participants in genuinely collaborative "apprenticeship" style interactions.

Arsem, program manager of HOU, has worked in astrophysics as a senior administrative analyst since 1992. She has a B.A. degree in radio and television from San Francisco State University. Gabi has been a research associate with the Astrophysics Group at LBL since March 1993. She received her M.S. Degree in physics in 1992.


Black History Month activities at LBL

In celebration of Black History Month, the Laboratory is sponsoring a number of activities throughout the month of February. The following is a partial list; other events will be announced as they are scheduled.


In Memoriam -- William M. Saunders

Former LBL employee William (Bill) M. Saunders died on Saturday, Jan. 22, in a glider plane accident in San Diego.

Saunders joined the Lab in 1980 as a staff scientist in the Cancer Therapy Program, where he investigated the use of heavy charged particles in the treatment of cancer. He also did basic research in the Bio-Med program. He left the Lab in 1985 to work at the Joint Center in Boston, and in 1988 became Chief of Radiation Oncology at UC San Diego. Saunders received his Ph.D. in nuclear science from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in 1971, and his M.D. from the same institution in 1974.

Saunders is remembered by his friends and colleagues for his gentle demeanor and caring and compassionate attitude.

He is survived by his wife Maureen and daughters Janet and Lois.

Contributions in his memory may be sent to:

Medical School Student Scholarships
University of Alberta Medical School
Student Awards Office
103 Administration Bldg.
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2E1

N e w s W i r e


Paul Martin, LBL's Intellectual Property Counsel and manager of the Patent Department, spoke on the subject of CRADAs (Cooperative Research and Development Agreements) at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, held Jan. 26-29 at Rancho Mirage, Calif. Approximately 600 intellectual property lawyers from across the country were in attendance, representing law firms, corporations, and academic institutions. This year's meeting was devoted to intellectual property law aspects of biologicals, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. CRADAs are one of the primary means by which technology is transferred from the DOE laboratories to the private sector. LBL has CRADAs in force at the present time, and is in the process of negotiating several more with a number of private sector corporations. Each CRADA raises complex issues of intellectual property which must be resolved during negotiations.

Gareth Thomas, scientific director of LBL's National Center for Electron Microscopy, has been awarded a plaque from the Electron Microscopy Society of Thailand for his academic service.

DOE gives itself good marks:

DOE graded its own performance for 1993 in the January issue of DOE This Month and claimed significant progress toward such goals as improving U.S. industrial competitiveness, reducing the nuclear danger, enhancing energy security, and protecting global environmental quality. Declaring 1993 to have been "a year of dramatic change" for DOE, the publication reported that "the world-class science and technology resources of the department and its laboratories were mobilized as never before to help improve U.S. industrial competitiveness and create jobs."

As proof, DOE offered the signing of more than 300 CRADAs, including the putting together in record time of an agreement with the Big Three automakers that is part of President Clinton's "Clean Car" initiative. DOE also negotiated separate contracts with General Motors and Ford to develop electric vehicles that can switch fuels.


Please be careful!

There is currently a lot of construction under way throughout the Laboratory. Many times, construction involves the rerouting of vehicular or pedestrian traffic. In the past several weeks, there have been instances in which LBL personnel have ignored construction signs and barricades at the construction projects at Bldgs. 54, 70, and 90, putting themselves in danger. The contractors are working hard to maintain a safe construction site and the access restrictions are there to further insure your safety. Please make sure that you obey all construction signs, directions of traffic controllers, and do not cross construction barricades.

It is equally important to observe all posted speed limit signs around the Laboratory, especially around construction areas and near pedestrian crosswalks. Your careful driving ensures the safety of everyone.


Rainfall at LBL

Tom Glimme of EH&S's Environmental Monitoring Unit reports that the year-to-date amount measured in the rain gauge atop Bldg. 75 as of midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 1, was 10.64 inches, indicating rainfall of .06 inches in the previous week. The current rainy season began on July 1, 1993.


1993 W-2 forms

If you have not yet received your 1993 W-2 form at your home address, please contact the Payroll Department. If you have moved in the past year and have not yet notified your division office of your new address, please so do immediately.


Changes in shuttle schedule

The following LBL Rockridge Express schedule went into effect for a two-month trial period on Jan. 31. Please note the addition of the 6:35 a.m. shuttle from Rockridge BART to the Bldg. 65 shuttle bus stop and the 3:40 p.m. shuttle from Bldg. 65 to Rockridge BART.

	Departs Rockridge BART	Departs Bldg. 65
	(AC Transit stop on College, northbound)	New 3:40 p.m.
	New 6:35 a.m.	4:10 p.m.
	7:05 a.m.	4:40 p.m.
	7:35 a.m.	5:10 p.m.
	8:15 a.m.	6:10 p.m.	
There has also been a change in the Late Evening Service shuttle bus 
schedule. Effective Feb. 22, the last on-site blue flag shuttle will 
depart Bldg. 65 at 8:40 p.m. and the last off-site red flag shuttle will 
depart Bldg. 65 at 9 p.m.
Late Evening Service - LBL to Berkeley BART
On-Site Blue Flag Route
	Departs Bldg. 65	Departs Bldg. 27	Departs 62/66 & 74/83	Departs Bldg. 
	7:40 p.m.	7:45 p.m.	7:50 p.m.	7:55 p.m.
	8:40 p.m.	8:45 p.m.	8:50 p.m.	8:55 p.m.
Off-Site Red Flag Route
	Departs Bldg. 65	Departs Berkeley BART
	8 p.m.	8:10 p.m.
	9 p.m.	9:10 p.m.	


New vending machines being installed

No, the Laboratory is not trying to starve out employees who depend on vending machines for sustenance. The new cafeteria vendor, Canteen Corporation, has taken over vending services as part of the new contract. The old machines, which were allowed to empty, are now being replaced with newer models. Once the existing machines have been replaced, the company will look at locations for additional machines. Canteen apologies for any inconvenience.


February 7  C a l e n d a r  February 11
7 m o n d a y	
12:10 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; E. Arsem & S. Gabi, LBL, "Hands-On Universe: 
A Link Between High School Students and LBL Scientists"
2 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; H. Yamamoto, Harvard Univ., "From Heavy Quark 
Decays to CP Violation: Mostly Recent Results from CLEO," Refreshments, 
1:40 p.m.
3:30 p.m., 3105 Etcheverry; R. Linford, LANL, "Global Plutonium 
Management and Potential Roles for Accelerator-Driven Systems," 
Refreshments, 3:15 p.m.
4 p.m., 120 Latimer; T. Papoutsakis, Northwestern Univ., "Ex-Vivo 
Expansion of Primitive Hematopoetic Cells for Transplantation Therapies"
4 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; G. Westfall, LBL/Michigan State, "The 
Disappearance of Flow and the Onset of Multifragmentation"

8 t u e s d a y
4 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; R. Schekman, UCB/Howard Hughes Medical Inst., 
"Mechanism and Regulation of Vesicle Traffic in the Secretory Pathway"
4 p.m., Bldg. 50B-4205; C. Quigg, Fermilab, "Mesons with Beauty and 
Charm," Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

9 w e d n e s d a y
Special Lecture
Noon, Bldg. 66 Aud.; W. Lester, UCB, "Contributions of African-American 
Men in Science"
4 p.m., 2 Le Conte; P. Delaquil, Bechtel Engr., "Solar Thermal Electric 
Technologies: Today and Tomorrow," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m., Bldg. T-4 
room 100A
4:30 p.m., 1 Le Conte; G. Charpak, CERN, "From Particle Trajectories 
Imaging to the Applications in Biology & Medicine," Refreshments, 4 p.m., 
375 Le Conte

10 t h u r s d a y
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 77
8:30-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 62-203; EH&S Roles & Responsibilities for Research 
Supervisors (EHS 25) (continued from 2/3); pre-registration required, 
9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 90-2063; Laser Safety (EHS 280); pre-registration 
required, X6612
1-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 71-280; Radiation Protection - Radionuclides (EHS 430) 
(concludes on 2/11); pre-registration required, X6612
1:30-3 p.m., Bldg. 90-3132; Forklift Truck Safety (EHS 225); 
pre-registration required, X6612
3:30 p.m., 1 Le Conte; S. Zepf, UCB, Title to be announced, Refreshments, 
3 p.m., 661 Campbell
4 p.m., 3110 Etcheverry; J. Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., 
"Large Amplitude Anomalies in Baroclinic Zonal Flows"
4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; U. Baur, Florida State Univ., "Di-boson 
Production at the Tevatron," Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.

11  f r i d a y
10:30 a.m., Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; P. Chen, SLAC, "Applications of Plasma 
Lenses in Linear Colliders"
Noon, Bldg. 50 Aud.; W. Spencer, Sematech, "Science and Technology in a 
Competitive World"
1-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 71-280; Radiation Protection - Radionuclides (EHS 430) 
(continued from 2/10); pre-registration required, X6612

Oatbran pancakes(TM)
Hearty vegetable beef 
Marinated flank steak
Barbecued beef
South of the Border

Breakfast burrito
Cream of mushroom
Veal pizziola
Marinated chicken breast(TM)
Chicken black-eyed pea salad(TM)

Corned beef hash & eggs
Turkey noodle(TM)
Hof brau roast beef
South of the Border

Blueberry pancakes
Creamy clam chowder
Pasta primavera
Steak burger
Pizza pizza

Hash brown surprise
Vegetarian vegetable(TM)
Cajun roast turkey
Grilled ham & cheese
South of the Border

F l e a M a r k e t
Flea Market ads may be sent via Lab mail to Bldg. 65B, electronic mail to 
[email protected], or via Fax to X6641. The deadline is 5 p.m Friday. 
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'78 HONDA wgn, running well until valve burned/blew out, $75/b.o. Homer, 
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Nancy, X7690,
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X6189, 516-1727
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convertibles, $8/b.o. 642-2156, 527-2937(eve.)
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Vanpool, rider wanted, Concord to LBL/UCB, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F. 
Roger Cochran, X5565
FEMALE CHOW to have puppies w/my male Chow, for fun, not profit. Diana 
Duhnke, X6046
HOUSE TO SIT, female visiting student from France, seeks house/apt nr 
UCB/LBL, from 6/4 - 9/4. Remi, X6186
Motorcycle, 400-600cc. Matt, X5019
TV for 3 mos., inexpensive/used, color/b&w. X6899, 848-3220(eve.)  
CENTRIS 610, 8/80, 25MHZ, 68040 processor, system 7.1, 14" color 
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kitchen items & plants, best offer on everything, moving, must sell. 
763-6039, 763-4101
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Jet Ski, '85 Kawasaki 440, S.S. prop, elec. bilge pump, pole spring, 
water bypass, flush kit, modified pump, milled head, ported cylinders, 
cover & cart, photos in cafeteria, $1,700. Ron, X6189, 516-1727
lamp, blk torchere, $20; bookshelf, 6', $20; country kitchen table & 4 
chairs, $150; coffee & end tables, $10-20; microwave, $40; twin-sz. bed, 
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vases, dishes, glassware, wine rack, canisters, etc. (415)346-0497
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bed, $90; chest-of-drwrs, $45; crib, $50; lamp, $30; misc. items, 2/5&6, 
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smoking, no off-st parking, about 3/4 mi. no. of UCB, on bus line, prefer 
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$525/mo., parking, heat & water incl. 527-1358
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st parking, nr dwntn, $1600/mo.; rm avail. in house, sep. entrance, quiet 
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EL CERRITO, 1-bdrm in 2-bdrm apt, share apt w/male physics grad student, 
clean, quiet, sunny 2nd flr unit w/sep. lg kitchen & living rm, furn. 
except for bdrm, near BART & Plaza, $347/mo. Jim, X4823, 527-5323(msg.)
North  Berkeley Hills, 2-bdrm in-law apt, 600 sq ft., suitable for 
single/couple, newly remodeled, 2 connected bedrooms, living room, 
kitchen, bathrm, washer & dryer, storage rm, closets, build-in shelves, 
pvt entrance & yd, lg. windows & partial view, excellent area, very 
quiet, 1 min. walk to bus stop, 5 min. walk to Tilden Park, $800/mo. 
642-2353, 528-8110
EL CERRITO (2 listings), lg. 3-bdrm house, dining rm, frpl, garage, 
carport, washer, carpeting, nr school, shopping, BART & bus, no pets, 
avail. 3/8, $1160/mo.; 2-bdrm house, bay view, garage, frpl, yd, no pets, 
avail. 3/8, $1K/mo. 525-8431
EL CERRITO HILLS, 3-bdrm, 2-bth home, share w/2 others, prefer female, 
bay view, sauna, deck, frpl, hardwd flrs, skylights, washer/dryer, piano, 
3/4 mi. from Plaza BART, 1/2 mi. bus to Berkeley, $395/mo. 528-1614
KENSINGTON, spacious 5-bdrm house to share w/1 person, pvt. bth, privacy, 
bay view incl. GG Bridge from lg. bdrm, garden, trees, nr busses & 
shopping, favorite of LBL people, $530/mo., 1st, last + $200 cleaning 
dep. & 1/3 utils. 524-7086
KENSINGTON, spacious 1-bdrm garden apt, split-level, furn., all 
amenities, nr trans., short/long term, $775/mo. 524-9655
OAKLAND, Grand/Lake/Piedmont area, 2-bdrm, 1-1/2 bth condo, top flr, sec. 
bldg., underground parking, pool, nr trans. & shops, avail. 2/12, lease, 
$725/mo. Dale Sartor, 635-0696 
Rockridge, rm avail. in house, share house w/3 male & 1 female 
environmentally-minded U.C. grad students, communal vegetarian meals, 
bike to UCB, short walk to BART, buses & shopping, no smokers, avail. 
mid-March, $400/mo. 658-1390
SEA RANCH, Sonoma Coast off Hwy 1, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, slps 8, 
beaches, hiking, biking, flying, riding, swimming, tennis, golf, fishing. 
SO. LAKE TAHOE, deluxe townhouse, all amenities, lakefront, nr all play 
spots. Herbert Newkirk, 422-8845, 455-5595
CAT, "target tabby" neutered male, 3 yrs. old, indoor/outdoor, extra 
toes, rambunctious, even fetches. Julie, 845-8590