Michael Weis

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. Recently Chipotle made a bold move and released their previously secret recipe for guacamole, hoping to generate enthusiasm and share a culinary success with everyone. This bold move made me think about my experiences at DOE laboratories and what secrets to success and prosperity for the Office of Science laboratories I might share with others. First, be ready. Louis Pasteur once said that fortune favors the prepared mind….

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. In previous Fermilab Today articles, I have described the strong partnership we have between the Fermi Site Office and the lab. Communication and feedback are some of the most effective tools available for building this partnership and for driving improvement and growth in all relationships. Since the annual lab evaluation process starts and ends on Oct. 1, I thought you might benefit from a little insight into the…

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. The release of the P5 report has all of us thinking about how best to align Fermilab’s programs with the high-energy physics community’s priorities and thus drive discovery. The Department of Energy, and particularly the Fermi Site Office, works hard with laboratory management to enable its scientific mission and improve operations at the lab. We are always looking for opportunities to simplify the complex requirements associated with doing…

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. The Department of Energy, the Fermi Site Office and Fermilab continue to work together to achieve the Office of Science mission and fulfill their responsibilities to the public, laboratory employees, the scientific community and the American people. One of the critically important responsibilities for our team is being a good neighbor, which we foster through partnership and clear and concise communication. The Fermilab team manages the land on…

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. Tuesday was Computer Security Awareness Day at Fermilab, and I’d like to tell you about recent changes, brought about by sequestration, in the way DOE is handling cybersecurity and other security measures related to counterintelligence, also known as CI. The DOE Chicago Counterintelligence Field Office closed on Oct. 1. The Argonne National Laboratory CI office has assumed counterintelligence coverage responsibilities for Fermilab, Ames Lab, New Brunswick Lab and…

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. Less than two weeks ago, the Muon g-2 storage ring was successfully delivered from Brookhaven National Laboratory near Long Island, NY, to Fermilab, completing a highly publicized and closely watched month-long, 3,200-mile cross-country trip. It’s been a very long journey, both literally and figuratively, and took incredible teamwork to relocate the 50-foot-diameter ring. We are proud to have been part of the team that brought the ring to…

Michael Weis Michael Weis, DOE Fermi Site Office manager, wrote this column. What is all this talk about CAS? The Department of Energy Fermi Site Office, Fermi Research Alliance and Fermilab have worked together over the past four years to try to become more efficient and effective in our respective oversight processes to maximize science delivery through the use of a contractor assurance system (CAS) model. FSO has the independent oversight responsibility to ensure the Fermilab science mission is performed…

Mike Weis, head of the DOE Fermi Site Office, wrote this week’s column. Michael Weis As many of you know, I joined the DOE Fermi Site Office earlier this year. By providing more information on our work and responsibilities, my colleagues and I hope to foster the good communication and strong partnership that our office enjoys with the Fermilab community. We all have the same goal: to be good stewards of the Fermilab site and keep our laboratory at the…