Monday, May 21, 2012

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Monday, May 21
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Pearl Sandick, University of Utah
Title: Dark Matter and EWSB Naturalness in Unified SUSY Models
3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22
3:30 p.m.

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Monday, May 21

- Breakfast: Croissant sandwich
- Italian minestrone soup
- Patty melt
- Chicken cordon bleu
- Smart cuisine: Herb pot roast
- German roast beef wrap
- Assorted sliced pizza
- Smart cuisine: Szechuan green beans w/ chicken

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Wednesday, May 23
Guest chef: Veronica Almeraz
- Bistec a la mexicana
- Arroz con frijoles
- Limon mousse

Friday, May 25
- Romaine & watercress salad w/ Roquefort buttermilk dressing
- Grilled marinated London broil
- Yellow bell pepper orzo gratin
- Roasted zucchini & red onion
- Minted berry sponge cakes

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A new chief operating
officer for Fermilab

Jack Anderson

This summer Fermilab will welcome Jack Anderson as its next chief operating officer. Anderson is currently the director of the Office of Integrated Performance Management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will replace Bruce Chrisman, who is retiring after more than 40 years at the laboratory.

"It's a true privilege to have the opportunity to work at Fermilab," Anderson said. "The national laboratory system provides a truly unique research environment, and I am especially excited by Fermilab's rich history of scientific accomplishments. I look forward to helping the lab fulfill its important scientific mission."

As COO, Anderson will plan, direct and oversee Fermilab operations. He will assist the laboratory director with day-to-day laboratory management, help define the overall direction for the lab and its performance expectations and assess resource needs, priorities and allocation. Anderson will also serve a dual role as associate laboratory director for operations support, overseeing the 300 staff members in the Business Services, Facilities Engineering Services and Workforce Development and Resources sections.

"We are very fortunate that Jack Anderson is joining Fermilab," said Director Pier Oddone. "He is well-known and well-respected by his peers at the laboratories, is very enthusiastic about our laboratory and its mission and brings a compelling vision for the future of the lab."

Anderson is very familiar with operations roles at DOE national laboratories. In addition to serving as an operations leader in his current role at Oak Ridge, he held several key management positions at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

"I have known Jack for many years in many different roles and I know that he will fit in extremely well at the laboratory," said Chrisman, who became Associate Laboratory Director in 1984 and assumed the COO title in 2007. "He brings extraordinary skills and experience to Fermilab, and I am confident that I will leave the lab in excellent hands."

—Katie Yurkewicz

A profile of Bruce Chrisman and his contributions to Fermilab will be published later this year.

In Brief

FRA scholarships awarded

Fermi Research Alliance has selected the recipients of this year's FRA Scholarship Awards. They are:

Erin Brock
Jake Callahan
Meredith Christian
Brianna Drennan
Mark Dykstra
Konrad Genser
Emil Khabiboulline
Tracy Kwan
Mia Lei
Oliver Lykken
James Palmer
Maria Paterno
Isaac Philip
Benjamin Stern
Katherine Zimmerman

The FRA Scholarship is a four-year college scholarship awarded to the children of regular full-time FRA employees. Fermilab congratulates the award winners.

Click here to view photos of the recipients.

Photo of the Day

Walking and rolling
around the ring

Fermilab employees strolled, jogged and biked around the Main Ring last week for the annual laboratory Walk the Ring event. One pair of pedalers shared a tandem bicycle. Photo: Cindy Arnold
In the News

IMSA founder, Nobel winner honored before retirement

From The Beacon News, May 16, 2012

The Illinois Math and Science Academy paid tribute to its founding father Wednesday afternoon when the school dedicated a new science wing to Resident Scholar and Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman.

The "Lederman Science Wing for Creative Inquiry" will be a reminder of his work with the school, its students and the community. Lederman, 89, is an experimental physicist who was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988 for his work with neutrinos. He is director emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia and has served as IMSA's resident scholar since 1998.

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Tip of the Week:
Computer Security

The computer security team and you

Feynman Computing Center is home to Fermilab's computer security systems and personnel. Photo: Reidar Hahn

With some recent reorganization and the addition of a new member, this is an appropriate time to remind people of the function the Computer Security Team serves and the methods by which you might interact with them.

Fermilab's chief information security officer is Irwin Gaines. Reporting to him are two groups dealing with Compliance, Audits and Oversight (CAO) and Collaborative Security Research (CSR). CAO is led by Joe Klemencic, who is also the lab information security system officer (ISSO), while CSR is led by Mine Altunay, who is also the open science grid security officer. Members of the security team are Wayne Baisley, Ron Cudzewicz, Art Lee, Tim Rupp and Greg Cisko, who has recently joined the team.

These eight individuals cannot by themselves ensure the multitude of lab computing systems are operated securely. Rather, this group provides expertise, advice and oversight to help all lab computer users keep security in their minds and to avoid risky configurations or practices. This is similar to the manner in which the ES&H section interacts with all lab employees to provide a safe working environment.

The team does operate some services connected with its oversight role. This includes running scanners to detect vulnerable systems, collecting large amounts of data describing happenings on our networks and in our computers, dealing with security incidents and working with other groups in the computing sector to block unsecure systems from using our network. The team also works with system and service owners on risk assessments and security plans for their systems.

How do you interact with the security team? The preferred method is to open a service desk ticket requesting, for example, permission to run a Web server that will be visible from off site. Someone from the security team will contact you to handle your request. Non-urgent security incidents can be reported to, but this address should not be used except for incident reporting. Other questions about computer security or lab policies and practices can be directed to You interact with members of the team when you take any of the required security training classes and through the change management process when new systems or applications are brought online and examined for any potential new and different security risks and vulnerabilities.


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