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Chris Cross, acting Strategic Partnership program leader for the Laboratory’s Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate, received the Department of the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his time on the Army Science Board (ASB). While serving on the ASB, an all-volunteer Department of Defense science board, Cross contributed to intelligence, technical, warfighting, and investment strategies for replacing the M1A2 Abrams tank on the battlefield of 2040. The Meritorious Civilian Service Award is the second-highest award granted by the Secretary of the Army or a major Army commander to civilian personnel.
The Krell Institute awarded Lawrence Livermore computational scientist Jeff Hittinger its 2021 James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building, and Communication. Hittinger, director of the Laboratory’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing, was recognized for initiatives plotting a course to exascale computing for the Department of Energy (DOE) as well as service to the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship community, mentorship, and scientific outreach. The nonprofit Krell Institute manages graduate fellowships for DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration, organizes scientific meetings, and develops computational science websites and magazines.