FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2004
Sandia’s VP Jim Tegnelia named chairman
of the Army Science Board
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jim Tegnelia, VP for Department of Defense Programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed chairman of the Army Science Board (ASB) for approximately two years.
The board provides the U.S. Army with independent and unbiased advice on science and technology issues that are strategic in nature and important to large segments of the Army.
“This appointment has two direct benefits for Sandia,” Tegnelia said. “The first is that the board serves in the national interest, and second is that it gives Sandia an opportunity to be more responsive to the military.”
Three other Sandia employees are currently members of the ASB: Executive VP Joan Woodard, CFO and VP of Business Management Frank Figueroa, and Director of Manufacturing Science and Technology Gil Herrera.
The ASB is the Department of the Army senior scientific advisory body. Chartered in 1977 to replace the Army Scientific Advisory Panel, the ASB advises and makes recommendations to the secretary of the Army, the chief of staff of the Army, the assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), the Army staff, and major Army commanders on scientific and technological matters of concern to the Army.
The board is composed of individuals from the private sector, academia, and non-DoD government agencies. Members are selected according to their pre-eminence in their respective fields and appointed by the secretary of the Army.
Tegnelia will participate in at least four meetings throughout the year, plus a two-week summer study at a selected Army installation. The meetings enable members to review ASB activities and become better educated on Army issues.
Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.
Sandia media contact: Michael Padilla, email@example.com, (505) 284-5325