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  • Possible change in Los Alamos lab contract could affect taxes for NM, local government, ABQ JRNL, 29 Dec 2015
    contractor to run Los Alamos National Laboratory state and local government would lose millions in tax dollars AP Photo Albuquerque Journal Federal officials recently confirmed that the 2 billion contract now held by a consortium that includes the University of California Bechtel Corp and other for profit companies will be put out for bid due to repeated failures over the past four years to meet performance goals Just this month the lab managers were warned they would be docked nearly 8 million in incentive fees for potential contamination stemming from the handling of highly enriched uranium at a Nevada facility and for an incident that left one worker with burns over 30 percent of his body That followed losses the previous year that stemmed from lab failures that resulted in a radiation leak and the indefinite closure of the nation s only underground nuclear waste repository If new management is selected its structure will be key to ensuring gross receipts and other taxes continue flowing to the state and local governments If it is a nonprofit for example officials say that would put a dent in revenues The federal government is still a long way from drafting a new contract and vetting bidders but local leaders say they re be paying close attention given the lab s influence on the region s economic security That s been the community s history for almost 70 plus years now Clearly the lab is the biggest employer not only in the county but the region said Harry Burg e ss Los Alamos County manager Burgess estimated the majority of the county s revenues around 40 million come from operations at the lab and the remainder comes from local spending by lab employees When the lab was managed solely by the University of California

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  • Udall, Heinrich, Luján Comment On LANS Contractl, LA Daily Post, 22 Dec 2015
    the LANS contract Among the reasons cited by NNSA were a serious safety incident involving a worker and waste handling mistakes that have had an expensive and severe impact on LANL WIPP and DOE s nuclear waste cleanup We have high expectations of the Department of Energy and its contractors that they will go above and beyond to ensure our communities are not endangered DOE must hold all of its contractors accountable and be responsible stewards of federal funds It also must take the appropriate actions under the LANL contract that are in the best long term interests of this essential national asset and that ensure the safety of workers the community and the environment Los Alamos National Laboratory employs some of the best and brightest minds in the country whose contributions are indispensable to our national security The lab also strengthens our economy by providing quality jobs and we will always fight to protect its mission As DOE prepares a new contract proposal assuring continuity for the employees at LANL and the high quality scientific energy and security contributions they make to our nation will be paramount We are confident that Los Alamos will continue to have a critical

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  • Contract to Manage Federal Nuke Lab up for Grabs After 2017, AP, 21 Dec 2015
    the handling of highly enriched uranium at a Nevada facility Top officials with the National Nuclear Security Administration outlined the fee reductions in memos sent to Lab Director Charlie McMillian earlier this month The correspondence obtained Monday by The Associated Press urged management to work with federal regulators to ensure accountability for safe secure effective efficient and economical management and operations of the laboratory In all Los Alamos National Security stands to lose about 10 million in performance fees or more than one quarter of what it was eligible for during the last fiscal year The consortium took the biggest hit when it came to meeting operational and infrastructure goals but made improvements in science and national security work McMillan told employees in an email last week that while the lab s performance wasn t good enough to ensure an automatic contract extension the review was better than those for the previous two fiscal years We continue to provide strong value to the national security missions and Los Alamos continues to be regarded highly for the quality of its science he wrote The management team also missed an opportunity last year to earn a contract extension after it was hammered for errors that led to a radiation leak The leak forced the nation s only underground nuclear waste repository to close indefinitely and stalled cleanup work at defense related sites around the country McMillian acknowledged in his email the seeming insurmountable challenges faced by the lab at the start of the year But he also listed accomplishments that included gaining a clearer understanding of what went wrong with the lab s waste handling processes and restoring pit manufacturing capabilities at its plutonium facility Spokesmen for the University of California and Bechtel said Monday the latest review shows improvements are needed

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  • Accidents contribute to loss of contract for LANL operator, ABQ JRNL, 21 Dec 2015
    its latest NNSA annual evaluation That means the 2 2 billion contract will go out for bids although lab director Charlie McMillan told employees last week that NNSA is offering some kind of temporary contract extension possibly to allow more time for preparing and completing a contract competition LANS a consortium including Bechtel and the University of California needed to win a series of one year term extension awards to keep the contract going By missing a term award for fiscal 2015 LANS s window to meet that requirement closed The latest performance review calls for docking LANS 7 7 million in incentive fees for the May incident at an electrical power substation that left one worker hospitalized for more than a month with burns over 30 percent of his body and for potential contamination stemming from the handling of highly enriched uranium at a Nevada facility twice in 2014 LANS has also been under fire including in a critical NNSA evaluation last year that cost the lab more than 50 million in fees for a February 2014 radioactive leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant the nation s nuclear waste storage facility that came from a drum packed with

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  • Los Alamos Study Group
    and antiquated nuclear weapons complex What is most important is the mission not the manager and the mission is changing warned Mello Congress has tentatively directed LANL to make plutonium pits for both existing and new types of weapons This as well as design of new weapons and certification of old ones are LANL s three biggest missions The new contractors unless the public and the Congress succeed in changing the situation are expected to succeed at all three missions two of which designing and produce new weapons for the stockpile are new If they do succeed they will be rewarded with up to 20 years of no bid multi billion dollar government contracts and the political influence that goes with them This then is the bottom line we are in for a world of hurt These companies are some of the biggest feeders off the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are coming to New Mexico Bechtel which used to build chemical plants for Saddam Hussein in the good old days is now coming here NNSA hasn t gotten what it wants at LANL and now it has given the management to a consortium of crony capitalists Nobody should be under any illusion as to what this means A table of current 12 15 05 prime weapons complex contractors can be found at http www lasg org technical NuclearWeaponsComplexTable htm Some background on the LANS partners prepared by Damon Hill and Greg Mello Bechtel Group Inc Bechtel 17 4 B in revenue 2004 1 Headquarters in San Francisco 40 offices around the world 40 000 employees 2 Ranked 6 th in Iraq and Afghanistan contracts 2 8 B Jan 2002 July 1 2004 3 Ranked 8 th in overall federal contracts 4 6 B FY2003 4 Ranked 15 th in DoD contracts 1 7 B FY2004 5 Bechtel in partnership with Lockheed Martin and Johnson Controls is a managing contractor of the Nevada Test Site NNSA budget of 419 0 M in FY2005 and a managing contractor at Savannah River Site NNSA budget of 319 5 M in FY 2005 in partnership with Westinghouse BWXT and BNFL 6 Subsidiary Bechtel National Inc is part of Los Alamos National Security the new management consortium at Los Alamos National Laboratory No 1 ranked U S contractor seven years running according to their web site 7 240 000 in total lobbying expenditures in 2000 160 000 of which for subsidiary Bechtel National 8 Former Secretary of State George Shultz once Bechtel s president serves on the company s board of directors 9 Reference under Iran Contra etc University of California UC 3 nd largest university recipient of DoD spending 120 9 M 2002 10 Largest recipient of NNSA nuclear weapons spending 2 8 B will now drop towards perhaps 1 6 B assuming a 4 way even split at LANL It is possible that BWXT could now surpass UC as the largest NNSA contractor 11 Ranks an estimated

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  • Los Alamos Study Group
    Base KAFB S of Albuquerque NM 10 9 000 acres 1373 2 Lockheed Martin Corporation 11 1 3 5 300 out of 8 700 employees site wide Oct 1 2003 to Sept 30 2009 12 Jeff Bingaman Pete Domenici Dist 1 Heather Wilson Savannah River Site SRS Western South Carolina bordering the Savannah River 310 sq miles 319 5 Westinghouse Savannah River Company LLC 13 71 3 1 700 out of 10 100 employees site wide Sept 30 2006 14 Lindsey Graham Jim DeMint Dist 3 J Gresham Barrett Y 12 National Security Complex 20 miles W of Knoxville TN 800 acres 918 4 BWXT Y 12 LLC 22 3 4 000 out of 4 500 Site wide Oct 1 2005 to Sept 30 2010 15 Lamar Alexander Bill Frist Dist 2 John J Duncan Jr Washington Headquarters Washington DC Germantown MD 602 7 N A 777 federal 2 736 all NNSA sites 16 N A Notes to Table 1 1 Mid fiscal year FY 2005 estimates for total National Nuclear Security Administration NNSA activities at the sites and adjacent site offices from Department of Energy DOE FY2006 Congressional Budget Request Vol 1 NNSA February 2005 http www mbe doe gov budget 06budget Start htm Total site expenditures at some sites specially at the three labs are significantly greater than NNSA funding alone Figures include contract funds expended at other locations this is especially important for the two NNSA administrative sites 2 Projected figures for FY 2006 DOE op cit These figures do not include all the subcontractors or the federal employees at KCP LLNL LANL NTS Pantex SNL SRS or Y 12 3 The bracketed figure are the approximate ranks of these contractors in terms of overall defense procurement DoD DOE omitting clandestine contracts 4 Heaster Randolph Panel backs

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  • Los Alamos Study Group
    There is of course a great deal of political influence associated with such enormous sums Can a huge secret national security laboratory and production site be managed without waste fraud and corruption in our present political climate Not really History concurs with common sense in this regard all three nuclear laboratories as well as the nuclear production plants have experienced egregious problems of virtually every kind and in spades LANL s scale itself is a big problem Since the Reagan era LANL s budget has not been determined by the mission but rather vice versa Senator Domenici gets as much money for LANL as possible the lab gives him the language with which to do so Since the language is quite technical and Congress is quite busy usually only a vague pseudo scientific fig leaf is all that is necessary to hide what is essentially pork barrel interest The chair of the House energy and water appropriations subcommittee David Hobson R OH calls today s weapons research program welfare for scientists and engineers and few independent observers would disagree Thus our senior senator is himself a major cause of problems at LANL Our junior senator usually keeps a studious silence on the subject LANL is after all his largest campaign contributor So LANL has two very difficult management problems from the get go its scale which I believe has exceeded its stated mission in recent years by a factor of about four and its secrecy in the service of which LANL boldly goes where no man has gone before For instance the public reading room at LANL after being reduced to a single bookshelf of corporate brochures has now been moved behind a razor wire fence guarded by people with M 16s Beneath these problems lies the really big problem

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  • Los Alamos Study Group
    cycles between 1990 and 2006 with data incomplete so far for the 2006 cycle LockMart has spent 13 2 M overall more than any of its competitors with 60 of the total going to Republicans and 40 to Democrats 12 This spending placed Lockheed 36 th on the Center for Responsive Politics list of the top hundred political donors in the United States 13 LockMart is not just a factor in elections but in lawmaking as well According to filings with the U S Senate Office of Public Records Lockheed Martin has spent an average of 6 7 M per year on lobbying since 1998 14 In 2003 Lockheed spent 3 3 M on 51 different lobbying firms in addition to their 26 in house lobbyists 15 It has spent more on lobbying than any of its competitors over the last five years of record 16 In New Mexico Lockheed Martin is a top contributors to three of the state s five representatives in Congress Representative Heather Wilson R NM the fourth largest recipient nationally of Lockheed campaign funds 1990 2004 has received 90 258 from Lockheed her largest contributor since first elected in 1998 17 In 2003 2004 alone the company gave her 29 000 nearly twice the 15 300 from her second largest contributor defense contractor Science Applications International Corp SAIC 18 Lockheed also generously supports both of New Mexico s U S Senators Since 1989 Senator Jeff Bingaman D NM has received 32 499 from Lockheed second only to the 41 392 he received from LANL 19 Lockheed has managed Sandia National Laboratories since October 1993 giving LANL 4 more years than Lockheed in this accounting During the same 1989 2005 time period Lockheed has also been the number two contributor to Senator Pete Domenici R NM giving him 44 467 20 Getting by with a little help from their friends Lockheed Martin is one of the most politically connected corporations in the world The company maintains a revolving door which blurs the line between government officials and its executive officers The Ottowa based Polaris Institute found that in 2003 no less than nine former Lockheed executives and lobbyists were in high posts within the U S Government and at least eleven former government officials now worked for Lockheed Martin 21 Updating an important portion of their list while making no effort to expand it we find the following footsteps through Lockheed s revolving door Everet H Beckner until this year the NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs February 6 2002 April 30 2005 was immediately before that the Deputy Chief Executive of Atomic Weapons Establishment UK for Lockheed Martin Prior to this he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs at the Department of Energy from 1991 to 1995 essentially the same job as NNSA Deputy Administrator 22 He served at Sandia National Laboratories now Lockheed from 1961 to 1990 in a variety of positions including Vice President for Defense Programs from 1986 to 1990 23 Lynne Cheney wife of Vice President Dick Cheney and current American Enterprise Institute Scholar served on the Lockheed Martin Board of Directors from 1994 to January 5 2001 a few days before her husband s inauguration 24 Lockheed paid her 120 000 in compensation in 1999 if not also at other times 25 Gordon England current Secretary of the Navy May 24 2001 January 2003 and September 26 2003 present was at the same time appointed to be Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense May 13 2005 replacing Paul Wolfowitz 26 He also served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from January 2003 to September 2003 and was the former president of General Dynamics Fort Worth Aircraft Company which later merged with Lockheed Martin 27 Stephen J Hadley the current National Security Advisor who replaced Condoleezza Rice on January 26 2005 and former Deputy National Security Advisor 2001 2004 was a partner in the Washington law firm Shea Gardner which represents Lockheed Martin 28 E C Pete Aldridge Jr a Lockheed board member since June 26 2003 is a former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics USDATL May 11 2001 May 27 2003 and a former Secretary of the Air Force 1986 1988 29 In his last days at the Pentagon in 2003 Aldridge approved the controversial and costly contracts for Lockheed Martin s F 22 and Boeing s V 22 Osprey just 30 days before being joining the Lockheed board 30 He continues to straddle the public private divide having been appointed by Donald Rumsfeld to a blue ribbon panel to study advanced weapons systems 31 Anthony Principi former senior vice president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin IMS Integrated Solutions 1995 1996 was until recently the Secretary of Veteran s Affairs 2001 2004 He is a former Deputy Secretary of Veteran s Affairs 1989 1992 32 Peter Teets was until recently Undersecretary of the Air Force December 2001 March 2005 33 Prior to this he was the former President and Chief Operating Officer at Lockheed Martin and Board Member 1997 October 29 1999 He is now a trustee of the Aerospace Corporation 34 He began his career with Martin Marietta in 1963 and rose though several executive positions serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Information and Services Sector 1995 1997 during and after the merger with Lockheed 35 He is an outspoken advocate of the weaponization of space 36 Michael Wynne the current Secretary for the Air Force Nov 3 2005 present was the Under Secretary Of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics May 2003 June 2005 replacing Pete Aldridge see above in that position 37 After 23 years in senior positions with General Dynamics he spent three years with Lockheed Martin May 1994 March 1997 following General Dynamic s sale of their Space Systems Division to what was then Martin Marietta 38 He eventually became general manager of Lockheed s Space Launch Systems segment combining the Titan with the Atlas Launch vehicles 39 As USDATL he was like Pete Aldridge before him the Chair of the powerful three person Nuclear Weapons Council NWC which frames and reports all important nuclear weapons decisions to the President while making most of the actual decisions itself through its standing committees The NWC is the highest interagency authority on nuclear weapons policies in the U S Bruce P Jackson Lockheed Martin s former Vice President for Planning and Strategy 1993 August 2002 is a board member and a founding signatory of the neoconservative think tank the Project for a New American Century During George W Bush s first campaign for the presidency he chaired the foreign policy subcommittee of the Republic Party platform committee 40 He also chaired the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq a tightly knit network of conservative ideologues right wing foundations and major defense contractors designed to promote the Bush administration s Iraq policy 41 Anything you need to kill the enemy they will sell you It used to be just an airplane company Now it s a warfare company It s an integrated solution provider It s a one stop shop Anything you need to kill the enemy they will sell you So says John Pike longtime military analyst with GlobalSecurity org 42 Much of what Lockheed Martin develops and produces is used to target guide fire or drop large weapons From shoulder fired Javelin anti tank missiles to Theater High Altitude Area Defense THAAD missile defense systems Lockheed Martin designs and produces the weapons of modern warfare at every level of combat Lockheed s products include advanced radar systems satellite technology targeting systems launch systems the C 140 transport plane jet fighters electromagnetic guns laser guns and technology to enhance battlefield communication In October of 2001 the U S Government awarded Lockheed a 19 0 B cost plus award fee contract for the Joint Strike Fighter engineering and manufacturing program The total program valued at 200 B will create the next generation combat jet for the United States Navy Air Force and Marines and well as for the United Kingdom s military 43 Lockheed is a prime or secondary contractor for most of the U S missile defense programs 44 Richard Girard of the Polaris Institute summarizes Lockheed s prime business lines this way much of what Lockheed Martin develops and produces is used to target guide fire or drop large weapons 45 Lockheed s F 117 Stealth Fighter was used during the first shock and awe phase of the Iraq war The F 16 while no longer produced for the U S military check is still sold worldwide and often paid for directly or indirectly with U S aid In addition to the 50 or more F 16 s sold to Pakistan yet to be purchased with 3 B in U S aid Lockheed may soon sell up to 126 of the fighter jets to India at 40 M a piece thanks to a deal made by President Bush 46 Up close and personal Lockheed Gitmo and Abu Ghraib In the post 9 11 landscape Lockheed hasn t missed the chance to diversify into the expanding intelligence and interrogation markets In an exclusive to CorpWatch Pratap Chatterjee raises the question of Lockheed s involvement in torture 47 After buying Affiliated Computer Services s ACS federal contracting units Lockheed used ACS s General Services Administration GSA contract to employ private interrogators at Guantanamo in November of 2002 The ACS contract did not even remotely include interrogation In July 2004 an alarmed GSA stated its concerns about Lockheed Martin Corp s business practices and ethics and questioned Lockheed s eligibility for future contracts 48 Yet in February 2005 Lockheed bought Sytex now one of the largest recruiters of private interrogators and a supplier of subcontractors to CACI International CACI interrogators were famously at Abu Ghraib at the time of documented torture 49 Chatterjee as of Nov 4 2005 did not find a direct link between Lockheed and the abuses at Abu Ghraib but through Sytex Lockheed is now sending interrogators around the world to prisons known and unknown Merchants of Mass Destruction Lockheed s nuclear weapons business Lockheed Martin is the second or third largest NNSA contractor UC is 1 and Lockheed Martin is running second or third along with BWXT In addition to the Nevada Test Site where Lockheed is a partner with Bechtel Lockheed manages all the work at the Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and California 50 Lockheed Martin also owns one third of AWE Management Ltd the company running the British nuclear weapons program In 2002 AWE Management won a ten year contract later extended to a 25 year heavily indemnified contract in 2003 and worth about 8 8 B 51 The U S Strategic Command USSTRATCOM selected Lockheed Martin to manage the integration mission support and modernization of its computing infrastructure Major contracts included the 6 year 250 M Computing Environment STRATCOM Architecture CESAR program awarded in 1998 In 2000 STRATCOM awarded Lockheed a 1 5 B 15 year contract to modernize its air missile and space command and control C2 systems for the Integrated Space Command and Control ISC2 program 52 Lockheed continues to win new contracts and contract extension from STRATCOM 53 Lest we forget Lockheed also makes the Trident II D5 submarine launched ballistic missile SLBM as well as the F 16 airplane a delivery system for B61 nuclear bombs including the B61 11 nuclear earth penetrating bomb or bunker buster Welcome to the Lockheed Martin Partnership for a Safer America 54 Lockheed Martin doesn t run the United States But it does help run a breathtakingly big part of it As government services have been privatized Lockheed Martin has diversified its operations which as Tim Weiner of the New York Time observes now stretch from the Pentagon to the post office 55 In addition to making weapons Lockheed s vast information technology IT systems sort the mail for the U S Postal Service cut social security checks and rebuild the Social Security Administration s IT system count the census total taxes process Medicare and Medicaid applications administer welfare to work programs and run space flights Lockheed supplies the Internal Revenue Service with an Integrated Collection System automating tax collection and facilitating tracing and collection of unpaid and delinquent returns all the better we might suppose to pay for the company s expensive military contracts 56 Weiner claims that Lockheed writes more computer code than Microsoft Lockheed Martin essential reading Berrigan Frida Merchant of Death of the Month Lockheed Martin The Nonviolent Activist July August 2005 http www warresisters org nva0705 5 htm Chatterjee Pratap Meet the New Interrogators Lockheed Martin Special to CorpWatch 4 November 2005 http www corpwatch org article php id 12757 Girard Richard Profile Lockheed Martin The Weapons Manufacturer That Does It All Polaris Institute Canada October 2004 http www polarisinstitute org corp profiles public service gats pdfs lockheed pdf Hartung William D How Much Are You Making on the War Daddy A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration Nation Books 2003 Hartung William D and Frida Berrigan Lockheed Martin and the GOP Profiteering and Pork Barrel Politics with a Purpose Arms Trade Resource Center 31 July 2000 http www worldpolicy org projects arms reports lockheedgop htm St Clair Jeffrey The Company That Runs the Empire Lockheed and Loaded Counterpunch Weekend Edition 22 24 January 2005 http www counterpunch org stclair01222005 html Weiner Tim Lockheed and the Future of Warfare The New York Times 28 November 2004 In the late 1990s Lockheed Martin Corp extended its reach into state and local governments joining in the gold rush of child support human services and welfare privatization contracts Through Lockheed Martin Information Management Systems IMS later sold to ACS State Local Solutions Inc in 2001 the corporation was awarded millions to design and implement welfare to work and welfare reform programs in California Maryland and Florida 57 IMS came under fire from two whistleblowers in Pinellas County Florida for mismanagement of the 15 M contract It is alleged that Lockheed hired an agitator to harass the whistleblowers if true this tactic was rather successful one whistleblower committed suicide and the other continues to suffer from an anxiety disorder The company also failed to meet its performance goals in its Baltimore program In California the state and Lockheed mutually agreed to cancel a contract for a computerized child support tracking system after the costs had skyrocketed from 99 M to 277 58 We do not know however Lockheed s overall track record in its domestic government contracts Whatever that record Lockheed has landed numerous contracts with the new Department of Homeland Security for surveillance systems and intelligence gathering technology Lockheed is now be involved in gathering of information on the identities of millions of Americans as well as tourists entering the country every day 59 The FBI employs Lockheed developed recognition technologies and database search algorithms that can it is claimed match a fingerprint against 420 million other prints in just minutes 60 In 2002 Lockheed won an 8 M contract to create a similar system for the Florida Department of Education 61 Earlier this year New York City s Metropolitan Transit Authority awarded Lockheed a three year 212 M contract to create and maintain through 2013 a surveillance and security system for its subway and bus systems two commuter railroads and nine bridges and tunnels 62 Other Lockheed homeland security products include AeroText information extraction systems the Integrated Deepwater System IDS Coast Guard modernization program High Altitude Airship HHA telecommunications and or surveillance platforms border security technology and advanced electronic security systems to secure the homeland from the threat of terrorism 63 Lockheed is currently seeking to be a prime contractor in the Department of Homeland Security s 51 million America s Shield border control program 64 Lockheed Martin systems control 60 of the world s air traffic control 65 Soon to be New Mexico s largest business In addition to managing Sandia National Laboratories since 1993 2 2B annually Lockheed Martin is one of the largest employers in southwest sic southeast New Mexico 66 Together with Boeing it owns L M technologies a company that provides facility and infrastructure support services to federal government agencies and contractors like Sandia National Laboratories and White Sands Missile Range In Albuquerque Lockheed provides aircrew training delivery mission operations and support at Kirtland Air Force Base in addition to holding contracts for data storage and other systems 67 In 2003 alone Lockheed had more than 17 M worth of research and development contracts through agencies at Kirtland 68 Lockheed Martin is involved in technology transfer and higher education in New Mexico a fertile subject we cannot expand upon here To take just one example along with White Sands Missile Range it has a partnership with New Mexico State University and its NASA funded RioRoboLab 69 The company has given large grants to the University of New Mexico as well as 30 other universities across the country 70 These grants are not just in traditional technology oriented subjects but also in political science The former vice president of SNL for weapons design Roger Hagengruber who now teaches political science at UNM is among many Lockheed Sandians who now teach at New Mexico s institutions of higher learning Hagengruber is also a recent former head of UNM s Institute for Public Policy a recipient of large SNL and LANL contracts for many years Lockheed founded Technology Ventures Corporation TVC in Albuquerque in October 1993 to commercialize technologies from the national laboratories primarily Sandia and regional research universities Whatever its actual accomplishments in this area over the years TVC President Sherman McCorkle was most recently a highly visible spokesperson in the successful effort by Albuquerque living wage opponents to defeat the Albuquerque living wage initiative in the summer and early fall of 2005 Endnotes 1 This figure of 6 89

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