Category Archives: OSTI

Amy Rothrock, FOIA officer at DOE, retires

Amy RothrockAmy L. Rothrock, the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act officer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office, has retired after more than 20 years at the DOE field office.

Rothrock, a native of Seattle, Wash., began her career at DOE’s Oak Ridge office in 1994, overseeing the response to 800 to 1,500 FOIA requests annually. Before joining the DOE field office, she worked at DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information as a management analyst.

In a statement, DOE Chief Counsel Don Thress said, “The consummate professional, Amy approached challenges inventively. Amy’s innovation enhanced the speed and substance of DOE’s responses to FOIA and Privacy Act requests.  Her influence was felt not only locally, but also nationally as she and her staff’s efforts encompassed requests made at numerous other DOE sites nationwide.” Continue reading

Noted briefly: A grab bag of news

bowlFriends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is urging folks to volunteer their services for the Tennessee Science Bowl, Feb. 26-27. Check out the bowl website if you’re interested. That’s last year’s winners from Lausanne Collegiate School in the pic. . . .

The Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General reported that it had completed an audit on DOE’s Consolidated Balance Sheet for FY 2015, but the report itself hasn’t been released. “The report is Official Use Only and not available for viewing,” the IG stated. Continue reading