Evolution of the Secret City: A fireside chat about the Hanford story
In 1943, the Hanford Site was selected to produce plutonium for the top secret Manhattan Project, and began 75 years of innovation, discovery and leadership.
To honor this legacy and the continued work at Hanford, Leidos recently presented a special event entitled “EVOLUTION OF THE SECRET CITY: A Fireside Chat About the Hanford Story”. Speakers included:
- Amy Basche, Chief Operating Officer, Mission Support Alliance
- Moderator: David Reeploeg, Vice President for Federal Programs with Tri-City Development Council
- Eric Boyle, Ph.D., Chief Historian, U.S. Department of Energy
- Jack Briggs, former publisher, editor and reporter for the Tri-City Herald
- Doc Hastings, former U.S. Representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District
- Greg Jones, Acting Deputy Manager and Assistant Manager for Budget and Finance, U.S. Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office
- Mike Lawrence, former manager of the U.S. Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office
The live event took place on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30pm-6:30pm PT at the Reach Museum in Richland, Washington. The program originally aired on Northwest Public Broadcasting on Thursday, August 2 at 7pm PT.
The event was hosted by Leidos, parent company to Mission Support Alliance (MSA), a prime contractor to the Department of Energy at the Hanford Site. Learn more at leidos.com/doe.