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Sandia Cyber Research Lab formally opens in stressful times

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An unusual urgency underlay the brief speeches noting the formal opening of Sandia’s Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) last month. A warning of “malicious cyber activity,” sent out one day earlier by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, accompanied a growing flood of news releases from major businesses and large […]

Prestigious award lights up Tsao’s wide-ranging career

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jeff Tsao has seen it all in his 29-year Sandia National Laboratories career, from research to management to entrepreneurship. But being an idea guy is what he likes best. “It’s what I naturally gravitate toward,” Tsao said. Tsao is a researcher in the solid-state lighting group, working to cut back the worldwide […]

Sandia’s new fiber optic network is world’s largest

Fiber optic network saves energy, money ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has become a pioneer in large-scale passive optical networks, building the largest fiber optical local area network in the world. The network pulls together 265 buildings and 13,000 computer network ports and brings high-speed communication to some of the labs’ most remote technical […]

Black engineers get national awards for reaching beyond the expected

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Sandia National Laboratories staff members who share a commitment to quality and diversity are winners of 2013 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards. J. Anthony Wingate, manager of Subsystems and Component Quality Engineering, was named Professional Engineer of the Year for Diversity Leadership. Dennis Owens, manager of Defense Systems Quality […]

Sandia Labs revitalizes nuclear security infrastructure

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has completed $199 million in facilities construction and repair as part of an 11-year national effort to revitalize the physical infrastructure of nuclear security enterprise sites. The Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program (FIRP) was established in 2001 to reduce a long-standing backlog of deferred maintenance at the National Nuclear […]

Cool Earth Solar and Sandia team up in first-ever public-private partnership on Open Campus

LIVERMORE, Calif.— In a public-private partnership that takes full advantage of the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) for the first time, Sandia National Laboratories and Cool Earth Solar have signed an agreement that could make solar energy more affordable and accessible. The five-year Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) calls for researchers with Sandia’s New […]

Keeping tabs on the world’s dangerous chemicals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In the chemistry labs of the developing world, it’s not uncommon to find containers, forgotten on shelves, with only vague clues to their origins. The label, if there is one, is rubbed away. Left alone for years, some chemicals can quietly break down into explosive elixirs, and what was once an innocent […]

Sandia awards information technology contracts to three firms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has issued three information technology contracts totaling $353 million over a potential term of seven years. The awards streamline IT contracting at the labs. “These contracts replace current IT contracts that are expiring,” said Chris Slater of the Sandia Procurement group. “We are integrating multiple service contracts to create […]

Sandia researcher looks for bad guys in cyberspace

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The weakest link in many computer networks is a gullible human. With that in mind, Sandia National Laboratories computer science researcher Jeremy Wendt wants to figure out how to recognize potential targets of nefarious emails and put them on their guard. His goal is to reduce the number of visitors that cyberanalysts […]

Disabled kids inspire musical instrument anyone can play

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Not everyone can play music. You need timing and rhythm, an ear for pitch and notes and an ability to interpret sheet music and symbols. You need physical coordination to apply those talents plus control of lungs, lips, arms and fingers to match the mechanics of a musical instrument. And you need […]

Sandia’s Paul Hommert named FLC Laboratory Director of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Paul Hommert has been named 2013 Laboratory Director of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for his support of technology transfer activities at Sandia National Laboratories. The FLC said the award recognized the excellence of work during 2012 by Hommert, Sandia’s president and laboratories director, and the entire Sandia tech […]

Sandia Labs tops $5.5 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2012 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico by 17.1 percent over the previous year, giving $5,508,717 to the charitable organization. When it passed the $5 million mark, Sandia became the first company to donate that amount in a single campaign to […]

Report spotlights Sandia’s impact on New Mexico economy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories spent roughly $900 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2012 and New Mexico businesses were awarded more than $400 million, or 45 percent, of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received $472.7 million in Sandia contracts, with the New Mexico […]

Study rebuts hypothesis that comet attacks ended 13,000-year-old Clovis culture

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Rebutting a speculative hypothesis that comet explosions changed Earth’s climate sufficiently to end the Clovis culture in North America about 13,000 years ago, Sandia lead author Mark Boslough and researchers from 14 academic institutions assert that other explanations must be found for the apparent disappearance. “There’s no plausible mechanism to get airbursts […]

Supercomputing on the XPRESS track

Sandia aims to create exascale computing operating system ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the stratosphere of high-performance supercomputing, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories is designing an operating system that can handle the million trillion mathematical operations  per second of future exascale computers, and then create prototypes of several programming components. Called the XPRESS project (eXascale […]