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Dec. 20, 1996

Ames Lab signs DOE contract

by Anne Dolan
Iowa State is signing a three-year agreement today (Dec. 20) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the operation and management of the Ames Laboratory. The contract goes into effect Dec. 31 and continues through Dec. 31, 1999.

"We are extremely pleased with the new DOE contract with Iowa State for the continuing operation of the Ames Laboratory," said President Martin Jischke. "This contract is a reaffirmation of the federal government's commitment to the research and technology transfer efforts of the Ames Lab and its importance to the future of the nation."

DOE officials say the new contract emphasizes performance measures and, in some cases, increased fee incentive, to achieve improved results. Officials add the goal is to reduce administrative costs and free more funds for research and development.

The Ames Lab received $23 million from the DOE for FY97.

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