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Livermore Keeps It All in the Family

Science  14 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5575, pp. 1947-1948
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5575.1947a

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The appointment of an insider to head Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ends a politically charged search that highlighted the sharp tensions between the lab's managers, the University of California, and its boss, the Department of Energy. The new director, theoretical physicist Michael Anastasio, takes the job just as President George W. Bush has assigned the lab a more visible role in U.S. homeland defense (see p. 1944).