The U.S. Department of Energy allocated funds to its 17 national laboratories from the Inflation Reduction Act to mitigate the rise of project costs as a result of inflation. Fermilab will spend the funding on the lab’s on-going construction projects. This will allow the lab’s major projects to uphold their schedules and keep their commitment to international collaborators.
The University of Chicago Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program teaches leadership skills to up-and-coming staff and scientists at national labs. Launched as a pilot program in 2007 for scientists at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, this fall, the training initiative kicks off to U.S. Department of Energy laboratories across the country.
From CBS News Chicago, November 8, 2021: In a speech on Sunday delivered by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker at COP26, he cited Illinois as home to the best infrastructure in the U.S. and the top national laboratories like Argonne and Fermilab.