Klotz: making the NNSA rounds

klotznmRetired Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, the new head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, was in New Mexico earlier this week, surrounded by the directors of the three NNSA labs (Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore). He visited a newly refurbished test facility at Sandia, as noted in this AP report. The NNSA also issued a fairly lengthy news release on the Klotz visit.

Klotz is reportedly making the rounds at the NNSA facilities (he was at Nevada earlier) and presumably will make his way to Oak Ridge before too long. Earlier I heard that the plan was for him to visit Y-12 during the week of May 19, but now I’m hearing he’s more likely to do Y-12 on the front end of participating in the Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit, June 4-5, in Chattanooga. We’ll see. These things have a way of changing.

Klotz visited Y-12 a few years ago when he was commander of the USAF Global Strike Command.

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