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Los Alamos Lab opens Homeland Security Center. (Security Beat).

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has opened a Center for Homeland Security, which will serve as a contact hub for government organizations needing assistance with their projects on homeland security.

The center will concentrate on science, technology and analysis relevant to national security, said John Browne, director of the laboratory. Los Alamos is one of three national laboratories operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration.

The center will focus on critical infrastructure protection, radiological and nuclear programs, chemical and biological defense, and the National Infrastructure and Simulation Center.

The center will provide essential contact points for agencies working with and within the Department of Homeland Security, according to Thomas Meyer, who will the center's director.

Meyer is an 11-year veteran of the laboratory and most recently was assigned as director of the advanced technologies office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Washington, D.C.

The center will ensure that "government agencies needing our assistance are immediately connected with the right people," said Browne.
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Title Annotation:Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
Author:Book, Elizabeth G.
Publication:National Defense
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Date:May 1, 2003
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