News ItemMarch 2014 Park Post

Applied Technology Associates (ATA) – The company was recently awarded the $60 million Space Vehicles Advanced Technology (SVAT) contract to assist Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate, Spacecraft Technology Division in the discovery, development, and transition of spacecraft technologies. On this contract, ATA will support AFRL’s basic and applied research, engineering development and analysis, subsystem development, integration and test, and experimentation efforts. Work will be performed in Albuquerque and at Kirtland Air Force Base and is expected to be complete by March 2019; Food Trucks in SS&TP – Food trucks are now available to companies and organizations in the SS&TP. Cognitive scientists in Sandia’s Cyber Engineering Research Lab have been exploring how to  enhance the research environment to promote creativity, insight, and collaboration. Research has continuously shown that easy access to food increases community and communication. Each day some of Albuquerque’s best food trucks are parked on Research Rd. to provide food to  SS&TP employees. Over 250 people visit the trucks weekly; National Museum of Nuclear Science & History – The National  Museum of Nuclear Science & History has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national  recognition for a museum. Accreditation is a rigorous process that examines all aspects of the Museum’s operations, and out of the nation’s  estimated 17,500 museums, only 1,005 are accredited. The National Museum of Nuclear Museum of Nuclear Science & History is one of only  eleven museums accredited in New Mexico; SS&TP Safety – The SS&TP Program Office would like to remind the Park companies  and organizations to watch out for the many Park employees that walk from building to building or bike to and from work each day. As the weather becomes warmer, pedestrian and cyclist activity will increase. Slow down in parking lots, obey all safety and speed limit signage, and eliminate distractions. By taking just a few measures, you and others will be safer while outdoors in the Park.

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