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Bangalore Preview

| 2 March 2006 One year ago, during the opening session of the Linear Collider Work Shop at Stanford University, Jonathan Dorfan on behalf of ICFA read an official letter offering me the position of Director for the yet to be formed Global Design Effort. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Energy Upgrade

| 23 February 2006 Possible upgrade scenarios to 1 TeV were discussed at length during the Snowmass Workshop last summer, but no conclusions or consensus emerged. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

| 16 February 2006 The second meeting of the Reference Design Report group leaders was held at Fermilab this past week. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

US Budget News

| 9 February 2006 The Presidents 2007 budget request to Congress includes a doubling of the ILC R&D budget from 30M to 60M dollars. This is good news, indeed. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

R&D Board

| 2 February 2006 A decade or so ago, the thought of building a TeV scale linear collider was pretty much just a romantic notion. The long extrapolations from present accelerators and from proven technologies were daunting. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

RDR Kick-off

| 26 January 2006 Our major theme for the past six months has been to establish a basic configuration for the International Linear Collider. The GDE process got underway last August at Snowmass and culminated in our approval of a strawman configuration at a meeting in Frascati, Italy in December. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

InDiCo – Integrated Digital Conferencing

| 19 January 2006 One of the biggest challenges for our dispersed GDE effort is communications. This was apparent from the beginning and, as a result, I have continually emphasized the need for us to employ the most advanced electronic communications and web tools. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Design Cost Board

| 12 January 2006 At Frascati, I created three boards that will become the centerpiece of the GDE organization as we now move forward from having determined the baseline for the ILC towards doing the technical design for a construction project. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Happy New Year

| 5 January 2006 As this New Year begins, I would like to briefly remark on our progress and status to date, as we begin to undertake a new set of tasks and goals for 2006. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Change Control Board

| 15 December 2005 Last week at Frascati, we successfully established the baseline configuration that will serve as the basis for the ILC reference design and costing to be carried out next year. There was consensus on most decisions. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,
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