LANL extends contract with Locus for four more years

Locus Technologies, an environmental software company, announced on Monday that the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, chose to extend its contract with Locus for four more years.

LANL, which is located in Los Alamos, N.M., conducts multidisciplinary research in supercomputing, nanotechnology, medicine, renewable energy, outer space and national security. LANL is one of three U.S. laboratories at which the government conducts classified work to care for its nuclear weapons stockpile.

The extended contract between LANL and Locus allows for additional functionality for air data management and reporting with better flexibility for more data transparency. LANL will also focus more on field and mobile devices and make significant changes to a public-facing website Locus created for the lab's data.

"We are very proud that LANL trusts our (environmental information management) software to continue assisting it with its environmental data management requirements," Neno Duplan, the president and CEO of Locus, said. "We look forward to continuing to work with the team of talented professionals at LANL, and also continuing to assist DOE sites with their environmental data management challenges."

The first contract between LANL and Locus started in 2011. LANL will continue to use Locus' EIM software to address legacy site contamination and to take a better overall view of its operations for environmental stewardship.

"High-quality data is a crucial component in environmental stewardship and our commitment to transparency with the public," Chris Echohawk, the office leader of the lab's Operations Improvement Office, said.