Navigation Links
Structure, not scientists to blame for Los Alamos failings
Date:11/1/2011

But the number and quality of articles published, papers given, and experiments conducted by lab scientists was now irrelevant to the government's evaluation of managerial effectiveness. Scientists were discouraged from raising concerns, which could impact management bonuses.

Gusterson concludes that misattribution of Los Alamos's problems to a pathological organizational culture involved at least two misreadings of the situation: The actions of a rogue individual (Lee) were confused with the informal norms of an entire organization, and the organizational dysfunction at Los Alamos has been misdiagnosed as a problem of culture when it is more likely a problem of structure.

"Having survived the antinuclear protests of the 1980s and the end of the Cold War a few years later, American nuclear weapons scientists are now finding that the main threat to their craft comes from an unexpected source: politicians and administrators who are supposed to be on their side," says Gusterson. "As so often seems to be the case, well-meaning attempts to make the country more secure are having the opposite effect."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jayne Fairley
jayne.fairley@sagepub.co.uk
44-207-324-8719
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Synthetic protein mimics structure, function of metalloprotein in nature
2. Biologists learn structure, mechanism of powerful molecular motor in virus
3. Scientists discover new drug candidates for cystic fibrosis and other diseases
4. Gladstone scientists identify protein form linked to Huntingtons disease
5. Scientists chart gene expression in the brain across lifespan
6. Scientists measure dream content for the first time
7. A*STAR scientists first to identify stem cell key to lung regeneration
8. UK scientists come together to help feed the 7 billion
9. Geoscientists find key to why some patients get infections from cardiac implants
10. Scientists determine family tree for most-endangered bird family in the world
11. Philadelphia scientists to be honored with the John Scott Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... do seedless watermelon, salmon, and strawberries all have in ... two sets of chromosomes and are diploid, these organisms ... sets of chromosomesseedless watermelon and salmon have 3 and ... While this might seem surprising, in fact most ... first discovered over a century ago, but only recently, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... engineers, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian ... from the U.S. Department of Energy,s Experimental Program ... positive impact on South Carolina in the advancement ... , "Understanding the scientific and engineering needs for ... nuclear technologies is imperative if South Carolina is ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... German . FRANKFURT. ... in the world. Because they grow underground, people use trained ... of truffles is not only of interest to gourmets. A ... the Goethe University Frankfurt have discovered that the smell of ... trapped inside truffle fruiting bodies. , White truffles from the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence 2Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence 3Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence 4Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina 2On the trail of the truffle flavor 2
... have designated a group of 13 ... (leishmaniasis), African Sleeping Sickness (African trypanosomiasis), ... Filariasis (elephantiasis), Onchocerciasis (river blindness), Drancunculiasis ... Ulcer, Trachoma). , These diseases have ...
... inserted into blood vessels, to better deliver beneficial genes ... of inflammation that often negates initial benefits. The new ... thin layer to bare metal surfaces, may have potential ... of metallic implants. , Cardiologists frequently treat heart disease ...
... An international team of scientists for the first time ... after it has encountered a single, new stimulus. The ... to peer within the living brain and explore short-term ... Galán, a leading author on the report who is ...
Cached Biology News:A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases 2A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases 3Bare metal stents deliver gene therapy to heart vessels with less inflammation in animal studies 2Team led by Carnegie Mellon University scientist finds first evidence of a living memory trace 2Team led by Carnegie Mellon University scientist finds first evidence of a living memory trace 3
(Date:10/1/2014)... September 30, 2014 Award winning ... announces four new-hosted collaboration bundles that combine ... high quality conferencing experiences for low, flat rate ... choose from, businesses have optimized solutions to meet ... include audio only minutes (1K, 5K, 10K ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded ... as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College ... by the Department of Labor and Department of Education. ... E. Perez and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced ... to nearly 270 colleges across the country. , ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... in German . ... dots in a semiconductor layer. Quantum dots are small structures ... If a short laser pulse is fired at the photonic ... experiences a change in the electromagnetic field around it. This ... light by the dot. As soon as the refractive index ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... analog of one of nature,s most efficient light-harvesting ... led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of ... developing long-sought polymer architecture to boost power-conversion efficiency ... devices. , Briseno, with colleagues and graduate ... University and Dresden University of Technology, Germany, report ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Launches New Audio, Web and Video Bundles 2U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 2U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 3U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant 4Ultrafast remote switching of light emission 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 3
... CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 16 Nektar,Therapeutics, (Nasdaq: NKTR ... scheduled to present at the upcoming UBS 2008 Global ... New York Hotel on,Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:30 ... a Webcast through a link posted,on the Investor Relations, ...
... Claims, WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 The U.S. ... to the State of Kentucky to,help defray costs ... may prove actual innocence. Awarded by the DOJ,s ... of five competitive awards provided to,Arizona, Texas, Virginia, ...
... 16 PharmAthene, Inc.,(Amex: PIP ) a ... threats, announced today that David P. Wright,President and ... the,UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on September 25, ... Grant Hyatt hotel in New York., PharmAthene,s ...
Cached Biology Technology:Department of Justice Provides States With Funding for Testing in Postconviction Cases 2
Mouse monoclonal [6G11] to Cytohesin 1 + 2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
HP 1 alpha Immunogen: Synthetic peptide between amino acids 1-100 of the human HP 1 alpha protein. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
... KLH-conjugated, synthetic peptide corresponding ... of mouse p19ARF. The ... acids 62-75. Clone 5-C3-1. ... by immunoblot. Stability ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: