| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANASTASIO APPOINTED TO LLNS AND LANS BOARDS OF GOVERNORS
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- September 1, 2014 -- Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Boards of Governors, today announced that Michael Anastasio has been appointed as a University of California Advisory Governor on the LANS and LLNS Boards. Anastasio is also a member of the LLCs' Mission Committee. His appointment takes effect immediately.
"Mike has the distinction of serving as Lab director at both Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories with 34 years of university service. He is a renowned national security expert and a highly respected leader and scientific adviser to the federal government, the national laboratory complex, academia and the broad scientific community. No one has his combination of management experience, national security expertise and detailed working knowledge of the national labs, the University of California and the LLCs," said Pattiz. "The depth and breadth of Mike's knowledge and expertise is invaluable and supports the university's key role of assuring the labs' science and technology excellence."
"It is a privilege to be appointed to the Boards of Governors," said Anastasio. "I am deeply committed to helping in the success of both of these important institutions and to seeing that the scientific and engineering excellence resident at each flourishes."
Anastasio joined Livermore as a nuclear physicist focused on the science of nuclear design and was instrumental in the development and execution of the national Stockpile Stewardship Program. Currently he serves on the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Science Board, the U.S. Department of State's International Security Advisory Board, and as a member of the Draper Laboratory Corporation. He is special adviser to the commander, U.S. STRATCOM and is a member of Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise and of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Peer Review and Design Competition at the NNSA laboratories. He received his B.A., with honors, from The Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the Stony Brook University. He performed research in physics in Saclay, France and Julich, West Germany and was a visiting assistant professor at Brooklyn College.
LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, URS and Battelle. The team also includes Texas A&M University.
LANS operates Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANS is composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, and URS for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.