It is a pleasure to launch the inaugural issue of our monthly MSD newsletter.
MSD has seen several exciting changes in the past year. Last autumn we brought on board Nick Everson, our new deputy Director for Operations, and Alison Hatt, a Public Affairs Specialist and staff writer. We also renovated the MSD administrative office, re-tasked and promoted staff, and launched a new website. Several new scientific programs were awarded and initiated, and we received funds for a 2000-core computer cluster.
Looking ahead, we will continue to build on our scientific leadership team, and are about to initiate a new LDRD process. There is also an ongoing international search for a new Division Director.
I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year, listening to your comments about evolving activities in MSD and at Berkeley Lab, and sharing science ideas.
Jeffrey Neaton, Acting Director