March 19, 2004  


DOE Stanford Site Office Update

By John Muhlestein

The DOE Stanford Site Office (SSO) at SLAC provides field management of SLAC and SSRL for the Office of Science (SC). A key part of our mission is to continuously improve our communications, trust and teamwork with the SLAC community, regulators and stakeholders.
The DOE’s Office of Science Strategic Plan can be found here.

SSO reports directly to SC and provides an on-site presence for implementation of programs and projects, as well as institutional management of the DOE-Stanford University-SLAC Management and Operations (M&O) Contract. Our functional expertise includes:

• Assure DOE stewardship of SC Labs partnering with SLAC to achieve outstanding science

• Provide Field Management of DOE Science and Technology projects and programs, infrastructure and facility management

• Provide ES&H operational awareness, environmental stewardship, regulatory interface and occurrence reporting

• Institutional management for business operations, as part of performance-based management process

OneSC Project Rollout

The SC restructuring project, called OneSC, is being rolled out in March-April. By September, the Oakland Operations Office (OAK)—which many of you are familiar with—will become fully integrated with the Nevada and Albuquerque support centers in New Mexico (see TIP, February 7, 2003). Under OneSC, SSO and SLAC will receive integrated support from the Chicago and Oakridge Operations Offices.

Science Strategies and Facilities

The Office of Science oversees the construction and operation of some of the nation’s most advanced R&D user facilities, managing ten world-class laboratories including SLAC. The SC Strategic Plan identities the steps they must take to ensure that the U.S. scientific enterprise remains at the forefront of innovation and discovery, and that the DOE’s vital missions are accomplished.

The Strategic Plan is a companion to the previously released Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook. Both documents look ahead to the needs of the U.S. scientific community over the next two decades, setting concrete goals for direction of U.S. basic research including SLAC’s LCLS and NLC projects.

Ray Orbach, Director of the Office of Science stated, “We worked very closely with the U.S. scientific community to identify the scientific programs the Office of Science should pursue over the next two decades that will enable our nation to stay at the forefront of innovation.”


The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is managed by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy

Last update Thursday March 18, 2004 by Emily Ball