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Timothy Reuter

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Timothy Alan Reuter (25 January 1947 – 14 October 2002), grandson of the former mayor of Berlin Ernst Reuter, was a German-British historian who specialized in the study of medieval Germany, particularly the social, military and ecclesiastical institutions of the Ottonian and Salian periods (10th–12th centuries).

Reuter received his D.Phil. from Oxford in medieval history under the supervision of Karl Leyser (d. 1992), another leading Anglophone scholar of German history. After a brief stint lecturing at the University of Exeter, Reuter spent more than a decade as a Mitarbeiter (academic staff member) at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in Munich, where he worked on editing the letters of the twelfth-century abbot Wibald of Corvey and (with Dr. Gabriel Silagi) produced an important electronic database that served as the basis for a concordance to the work of the medieval canonist Gratian.

In 1994, Reuter was appointed to a professorship at the University of Southampton, where he remained until his death in 2002. At Southampton, he spearheaded a number of educational and research initiatives that promoted medieval history and scholarship.

In addition to his careful and insightful research, pioneering work on computer-assisted text editing methods and professional contributions to the historical academy in the UK and Germany, Reuter served as an important liaison between the worlds of Anglo-American and German medieval studies. Among his important contributions in this area were numerous book reviews in German and British publications, a highly regarded translation of Gerd Tellenbach's monograph on the history of the church in the High Middle Ages (The Church in Western Europe from the tenth to the early twelfth century, Cambridge, 1993) and the posthumous editing and publishing of his mentor Karl Leyser's papers (Communications and Power in Medieval Europe, 2 vols., Hambledon & London, 1992). His own monograph, Germany in the Early Middle Ages, 800-1056 (Harlow, Essex & New York, 1991) remains the standard English-language survey of the subject.

At the time of his death of brain cancer, he was working on a history of the medieval episcopacy. His collected papers are posthumously published as Medieval Polities and Modern Mentalities (Cambridge, 2006).

Challenging the Boundaries of Medieval History: The Legacy of Timothy Reuter, edited by Patricia Skinner, was published in 2009 as volume 22 in the University of York Studies in the Early Middle Ages (Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium).

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Good morning, everyone. Can we try that one more time? Good morning, everyone. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much. (Chuckles.) And welcome, distinguished guests and employees, here at headquarters and watching across the nation to celebrate the 2013 Secretary's Honor Awards. My name is Tony Nguyen. In my daily work I am currently serving as the acting director for the Office of Human Capital Strategy, Budget, and Performance Metrics here at the Department of Energy, but this morning it is my pleasure to serve as your host for today's awards ceremony. Each year the secretary presents the Honor Awards, the highest form of nonmonetary recognition given to DOE employees, to a very select group of employees for outstanding accomplishments in support of our mission. Congratulations to all of you receiving recognition today, and thank you for your dedicated service and contributions to the Department of Energy and the nation. Before we continue with the program, a few housekeeping items. Please take a moment to notice the emergency exits. In the event of an emergency we will exit the building and assemble up the hill behind this building at Banneker Circle. Please take a moment also to double-check that your cellphones, BlackBerrys, electronic devices are all on silent mode. For our award recipients, to help with your photographs, please remove or tuck in your badge before coming up on stage. And also for our recipients especially, please relax and enjoy this special moment to celebrate your accomplishments. And now, on to the program. I ask you to please rise for the presentation of colors by the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard. (Presentation of colors.) (Singing of the National Anthem.) Thank you to -- you may be seated. Thank you. And thank you to Patrice Carthern, Office of Economic Diversity, for your stunning rendition of our National Anthem. (Applause.) I am truly honored to introduce today's keynote speaker, Secretary Moniz. As an employee of Human Capital I've had the privilege of supporting and helping to implement Dr. Moniz's vision for excellence in management and performance by the Department of Energy. Dr. Moniz and his leadership team, with Deputy Secretary Dan Poneman, have inspired me, as he has so many of us, to pursue big improvements in mission support, that we may continue to enable the great mission accomplishments that we are celebrating today. Please join me in giving a very warm welcome to our secretary of energy, Dr. Erniz (ph) -- I'm sorry, Ernest Moniz. Apologies. (Applause.) Well, thanks, Tony. And I think you may have actually improved the pronunciation of my name, actually, there. (Laughter.) And I really want to thank as well all of you who are here, especially the awardees, and maybe even most especially their family and friends. I do want to also recognize Deputy Secretary Poneman -- why don't you stand up -- (laughter, applause) -- just to say that Dan and I, as you all know, have been a very close team, going back long before either of us came to DOE, in fact, but certainly here as well. I also want to follow up on a comment that Tony made that, you know, one of our really principal -- not one of our -- "the" principal, I would say, reorganization that we did was to bring a focus to management performance, establishing a new undersecretary's position, a new -- a new organizational structure. And today of course -- maybe today suggests some of the people for whom we wouldn't need an organization. No matter how we're organized, they would -- they would perform in an outstanding way. But really they just exemplify the importance of our -- of our focus on management and performance. As I've said many times, including from this podium, the work of the department really is critical to our country's prosperity, certainly our science and energy agenda; to our security, particularly nuclear security in all of its facets; and to our responsibility to the American people and especially the communities with whom we have worked so long to clean up some of the relics of the -- of the Cold War. And today we'll see in our awards outstanding performers who have addressed all of these critical missions. These are tough challenges -- enhancing nuclear security; competitiveness in clean energy; again, cleaning up the Cold War legacy; unleashing innovation; underpinning the country's scientific research enterprise -- again, all the things we do, many of them involving very, very tough challenges. And we're going to see some of those -- some of those successes recognized today. Just to emphasize that, again, you all know the history of the department -- our roots, our predecessor agencies -- but at that time and today I really want to emphasize, as I do frequently -- I don't get tired of doing it -- that this is an organization underpinned by science and technology. It's really what we do. We are an S&T powerhouse, and we need to be if we are going to succeed in the missions that we are -- we are entrusted with. So, you know, we've had big challenges before. We have challenges now. We'll continue to meet them as we have, and the people are really a big part of the reason why I think we have confidence in our ability to do that. These Secretary's Honor Awards highlight, again, remarkable contributions by remarkable staff of the Department of Energy. They're opportunities for me and the deputy secretary to recognize and thank the employees who have gone the extra mile in service to this department but really to the -- to the American people. You know, the -- when tough challenges arise, you know, I think it's something that -- the people we'll be honoring today, these are the ones who, you know, raise their hands and sign up and get to work. Or as we say, they like to run to the fight and tackle these tough challenges. They do so in the spirit of public service, looking to make our country and our world a better place. To quote Tom Brokaw, "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." And I think the people we honor today fall into that category, making a difference, making -- again, making the country safer, stronger, cleaner and more secure. The awards we'll bestow today are two in nature: the Achievement Award for Significant Team Accomplishments and the Excellence Award for Individual Achievement, Performance and Leadership. You know, we often say at the department that our greatest asset is our people. Many say that. And, you know, some may think it's kind of trite to say it, but I don't care. Today points to why it's true, and that's what's really important. So I'm certainly honored and grateful to have these awardees on our team. And I'm sure in the months and years ahead they will not rest on the laurels of these awards and will further contribute to our -- to our important work. So I'll just finish by extending my thanks beyond the awardees to their families. You know, when they sign up, you sign up. The hours can be long. I have not been complimented on encouraging long -- long hours here at the department, but we have a lot to do and I really appreciate those who willingly contribute in that way, contribute long hours, contribute on a lot of travel to our -- to our far-flung sites, and to their families who have sacrifices as these -- as these individuals carry out their outstanding work. So again, congratulations to the awardees. And I'm going to turn it back to Tony so that we can move to the awards themselves. Shall I go back down or stay up here? We're going to ask you to stand here so that we can -- OK. (Off-mic side conversation.) So before the program got started I made a joke about Ellen Degeneres. Little did I realize I would invoke more John Travolta than Ellen Degeneres. (Laughter.) And now on to the program. As the secretary mentioned, we have a number of Secretary of Energy's Achievement Awards. This award is bestowed upon a group or team of DOE employees and/or contractors who together accomplished significant achievements on behalf of the department. These groups have demonstrated cooperation and teamwork in attaining their goals. For our first team, the Control Systems Security Operations Center, establishing a national capability to ensure secure U.S. critical infrastructure, in recognition of the team of security professionals from DOE's Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and the Idaho National Laboratory for significantly improving the security of our critical infrastructure by establishing the Control Systems Security Operations Center, or CSSOC (ph), into an accredited DOE intelligence facility. Establishing the CSSOC (ph) within a secured intelligence facility at the Idaho National Laboratory was in response to requests from the Department of Homeland Security's undersecretary for intelligence and analysis to support the Department of Homeland Security's Instrumentation Control System Cyber Emergency Response Team, or the ICS -- ICS-CERT. Conducting operations within this facility enables ICS-CERT to respond to immediate cybersecurity threats to the industrial control system risks used across all U.S. critical infrastructure and key resource sectors. This nomination recognizes the integrated efforts of these intelligence security officers and facility specialists to design, schedule and execute the necessary facility and procedural modifications required to create this operational resource response center. This project was completed successfully to meet all user needs while in compliance with all safety, security, environment and procurement requirements. Construction and installation of systems were completed simultaneously without impact to ongoing classified program research and development activities. Since this capability was established, ICS-CERT federal and Idaho National Laboratory researchers have responded to more than 120 reported cybersecurity incidents from U.S. infrastructure owners, and they have published over 50 advisories and alerts in response to the evolving cyber threats to national security. I would now like to recognize the team members: June A. Cutler, Debbie DeCoria (sp), Cindy J. Garner (sp), Shondra D. Harris (sp), Randall H. Hughes. (Off-mic side conversation.) (Laughter.) And we'll now continue with the team awards. (Laughter.) Eric K. Jackson (sp). That's taking ownership to a new level. (Laughter.) Steven K. Lavell (sp), Ricky N. Nagelcare (sp), Wayne D. Ridgway and Collis Woods. Shondra (sp) and Eric (sp), if you would join the secretary and deputy secretary for a group picture. (Applause.) Shondra (sp) -- go ahead and hold onto it, Shondra (sp). You've earned it. (Laughter.) Hold onto that. You have earned it. (Applause.) (Off mic.) Sure. OK, sure. Thank you. And our next team, we are celebrating the achievements of the Copperhead Improvised Explosive Device, or IED detection team, in recognition of the successful delivery and ongoing support of Copperhead Improvised Explosive Device, or IED detection systems, that have dramatically reduced the number of U.S. and other coalition force troop casualties in-theater. I would now like to recognize the team members: Christopher Adolph (sp), James C. Barlow (sp), Jeffrey D. Bradley (sp), Brian L. Burns (sp). (Off-mic side conversation.) (Laughter.) Henry J. Coakley (sp), Janna M. Coakley (sp), W. Rusty Escopool (sp), Gary K. Fraleck (sp), John T. Fuller (sp), Alex Gonzalez (sp), Emmet J. Garuel (sp), William H. Hensley (sp), Jim J. Hudgins (sp), J. Doug Jordan (sp), Philip M. Call (sp), Ryan Keith (sp), Darrell L. Kirby (sp), Christina B. Komenik (sp), Dale E. Liptke (sp), Jennifer L. Lunden (sp), Lee H. Marshall (sp), Mollie McKenliss (sp), Scott Nance (sp), Norm L. Padilla (sp), James W. Radell (sp), Robert Riley (sp), Steven C. Rose (sp), Heidi Ruffner (sp), Peter A. Scholander (sp), Adam R. Taneuse (sp). (Off-mic side conversation, laughter.) Douglas G. Thompson (sp), Bertise L. Tees (sp) and Kathy Woods (sp). If the team would go for a team photo. (Applause.) And now we would like to celebrate the Counterintelligence Initiatives in recognition of exceptional accomplishments associated with counterintelligence initiatives that have helped protect the Department of Energy and U.S. national security interests. Through the application of specialized and multidisciplinary subject matter, expertise, extraordinary dedication and initiative, significant results have been achieved to counter the activities of foreign adversaries. I would now like to recognize the members of the Counterintelligence Initiatives Team: Tammy Carr (sp), Kevin Kurlock (sp), Nina Coise (sp), Dan Dunn (sp), Tony Frangello, Timothy Frost (sp), Suzy Gains (sp), Adam LaVec (sp), Jeremy Isen (sp), Jennifer Jackson (sp), Ralph Kennerson (sp), Donna Magruder, Steve Rother (sp), Rob Sassock (sp), Daniel Sahusky (sp), Shawn Sullivan (sp), Christie Trent (sp) and James Whitehouse (sp). Shawn Sullivan (sp), thank you. If the team would join for their group picture, please. (Applause.) (Off-mic side conversation.) (Applause.) The Gemini Experimental Series Team, in recognition of their contributions to the Gemini Experimental Series Team and for their outstanding and remarkable contributions to the nation's Stockpile Stewardship Program. The many contributions include but are not limited to the physics design technology development, detailed engineering, part fabrication and assembly, operational and experimental execution, and data analysis of the Gemini test series. The transformational technologies that were developed, as well as the improvements to dual-axis Cygnus radiography in U1a, though all were unexpected when Gemini was first formulated in April 2011, will have an enduring impact on the design, data quantity, quality and analyses of all future weapons experiments. Furthermore, the data from the integral experiments, including H4080 (sp), have already informed primary design codes and provided extraordinarily important data for the predictive capability framework community. I would now like to recognize the team members: Timothy Fife (sp), Michael Fornelletto (sp), James Gatling, Jeffrey Hylock (sp), Debra Johnson (sp), Gary Muskali (sp), Brian Oliver (sp), Jeffrey Paisner -- (laughter) -- Raffi Papazian, Christopher Romero and Gary Wall. If the team would join for a photo, please. (Applause.) (Off-mic side conversation.) We now recognize the Global Nuclear Material Removal Team, in recognition of contributions to the presidential initiative to secure vulnerable nuclear material around the world in four years. This effort led to the removal and/or elimination of accumulative total of over 5,000 kilograms of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium, enough material for over 200 nuclear weapons. This included safely and securely completing over 55 shipments from 27 countries and the removal of all highly enriched uranium from 12 countries. In addition, the team completed an exhaustive four-year study to reconcile the location of all U.S.-origin HEU exports. These actions directly supported President Obama's international effort to secure the most vulnerable nuclear material worldwide by the end of 2013 and have made the United States and the entire international community safer from the threat of nuclear terrorism. And we now recognize the team members: Ken Allen (sp), Trent Andes, Arthur Atkins (sp), Steven Bellamy (sp), Andrew Byanovski (sp), Igor Bolshinsky, Greg Chandler (sp), Kelly Cummins, John Dews (sp), Sarah Dickerson (sp), Carrie Dunn (sp), Michael Dunsmire (sp), Becky Eddy, Jeffrey Galan, Yousry Gohar, H. Allen Gunter, Elizabeth Hackney (sp), Todd Hawk (sp), Natraj Lyer, David Lopez (sp), James Matos, Ross Matskin Bridger (sp), Charles Mesick (sp), Stan Moses, Glenn Fenningworth (sp), Scott Ravenhill (sp), Scott Roker (sp), Kenneth Schille (sp), Jay Thomas (sp), Mike Tyack (sp), James Villarreal (sp), Brent Wilhoit and Sheryl Young (sp). And if the team would come up for a group photo? (Applause.) (Off-mic side conversation.) We now recognize the accomplishments for liquefied natural gas non-free trade agreement authorizations in recognition of contributions by the Liquefied Natural Gas Non-Free Trade Agreements Authorizations Team for their dedication to meeting regulatory requirements and fostering the public interest, and their review process of exporting domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States. Their efforts led to three authorizations in a very short timeframe. These accomplishments have contributed to the increase in domestic natural gas production in the United States. We now recognize John A. Anderson (sp), Cassandra S. Bernstein, Yvonne G. Codillo (sp), Lisa M. Craig (sp), Beverly L. Howard (sp). (Off-mic side conversation, laughter.) Brian D. Lavoie, Lauren A. Moore (sp), Edward B. Meyers (sp), Charles G. Painter, John J. Peirdol Jr. (sp), Dilpreet Singh, Marc P. Talbert, Lisa C. Tracy (sp), Sean Tshikororo, Samuel T. Walsh (sp) and Natalie Wood. If the team would come back to the stage for the group photo? Thank you. (Applause.) I wish I could tell you this is intermission and we'll be back after 10 minutes. (Laughter.) Instead, I will invite you to continue to demonstrate your dedication and resilience in service to the Department of Energy. (Laughter.) We now recognize the salt weight -- I'm sorry, Salt Waste Disposal Technologies Team -- Salt Waste Disposal Technologies Team in recognition of the successful execution of a large-scale, long-term, multi-institutional effort that combined fundamental and applied research, technology development and scale up, and commercialization to develop and deploy new technologies for the safe and cost-effective disposition of large volumes of radioactive salt waste, enabling a substantial reduction in the department's legacy environmental footprint. We now recognize Scott Aase, Celia I. Aponte, Dr. Hassan A. Arafat, Professor Richard A. Barch (sp), Dr. Joseph F. Birdwell Jr., Sonitza M. Blanco, Dr. Peter V. Bonnesen, William B. Brasel, Earl A. Brass (sp), Steven J. Brown (sp), Dr. Ronald L. Bruning (sp), Mark Brew (sp), Dr. Thomas D. Burns, Seth G. Campbell, Joseph T. Carter (sp), Dr. David B. Chamberlain, Maggie M. Clark (sp), Clifford J. Conner, Dr. Jian Di (sp), Dr. Latisha H. Delmou (sp), Professor Dale D. Ensor, John R. Falkenberg, Dr. Samuel L. -- Samuel D. Fink, Dr. Fernando F. Fondeur, Dr. Arthur M. Foster (sp), Margaret P. Foster (sp), Anna G. Garrison (sp), Mark W. Geiting (sp), Brent A. Gifford -- Dr. Brent A. Gifford . Thank you, sir. (Laughter.) Dr. Harry D. Harmon, David T. Herman (sp), Dr. David T. Hobbs, Steven R. Izzat (sp), Tamara J. Keever, Dr. Leon N. Klatt, Dr. Christoph E. Kurkowiac (sp). I'm not disappointed he's not here. (Laughter.) Jack D. Law, Ryan D. Lynch (sp), Dr. Ralph A. Leonard, Robert K. Leugemors, Dr. Gregg J. Lumetta, Sergio J. Masul (sp), Dr. Bruce A. Moyer, William E. Noroz (sp), Dr. Michael A. Norato, Michael R. Norton, Dr. Candido Pereira, Dr. Dean R. Peterman, Dr. Thomas B. Peters (sp), Robert H. Pierce (sp), Dr. Michael R. Poreay (sp), Dr. Monica C. Regalbuto, Michael L. Restivo, Dr. Benjamin D. Roach (sp), Sarah S. Rocha, Kenneth J. Reuter (sp), Dr. Richard A. Sacalaben (sp), Timothy Schatzer (sp), Roy J. Schepens, Dr. Kevin L. -- I'm sorry? Roy J. Schepens. Dr. Kevin L.W. Sequoia (sp), Eloise Singer (sp), Frederick V. Sloop, Jr., Terrell J. Spears, Steve Spell (sp), Renee H. Spires, Allen B. Stevens (sp), Patricia C. Suggs, Paul J. -- Patricia C. Suggs. OK, it looks like I've got about a one in 12 chance here. (Laughter.) Paul J. Talbot (sp). Dr. Major C. Thompson (sp), Dr. Terry Todd (sp), Professor Vincent Van Brunt, Dr. George F. Vanderfgrift, Dr. Darrell D. Walker (sp), Dr. Thomas L. White (sp), Neil J. Williams (sp), Dr. William R. Wilmarth and Donna M. Yarbrough (sp). If the team would come back to the stage for the group photo. (Applause.) (Off-mic side conversation, laughter.) The Salt Waste Processing Facility 2013 Renegotiation Team. This award is given in recognition of the successful renegotiation of the completion of construction of the salt waste processing facility at the Savannah River Site, resulting in a negotiated savings in excess of 235 million (dollars) and schedule acceleration of more than two-and-one-half years beyond the contractor's proposed positions. This significant accomplishment will facilitate the safe and efficient completion of construction of this critical component of the Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Tank Cleanup Program. Techniques applied during the negotiation will serve as a model for future contracts within the department. Once completed and operational, the SWPF will provide the capability to separate over 30 million gallons of salt waste into a high-activity, low-volume fraction for vitrification in the defense waste processing facility, and low-activity, high-volume for treatment in onsite disposal as a grouted saltstone waste. We now recognize Anne-Marie Byrd (sp), Terrance J. Brennan, Shane S. Ferrell (sp), Dean L. Hammons (sp), Ralph E. Holland, Frazer R. Lockhart, Phillip A. Polk, Melissa Rider, Samuel A. Stewart (sp) and Joseph G. Wurbridge (sp). (Applause.) We now have the Savannah River Site F-Tank Farm Closure Team. We are celebrating the team's accomplishments, not merely that they are the last team. (Laughter.) This award is presented to the Savannah River Site F-Tank Farm Closure Team for their successful effort on the grouting and closure of four high-level waste tanks. This historic event has been a top priority for the Department of Energy and has been touted by regional stakeholders and regulators as the single greatest risk reduction initiative in South Carolina in the last 15 years. Over five years of effort went into the development and execution of a technical and regulatory path that led to the removal of waste and stabilization of the cleaned tanks. Grouting of these tanks is a symbol of the department's progress in cleaning up the environmental legacy of the Cold War. We now recognize Gregory P. Flack (sp), Kim A. Hauer, Brenda T. Hayes (sp), James E. Herbert, Daniel I. Kaplan (sp), Mark H. Layton, William M. Levitan, Mark J. Mahoney (sp), Kathleen O. Martin, Matsi N. Indinguan (sp), Larry B. Romanowski, Sherry R. Ross, Kent H. Rosenberger, James W. Rush, Jolene K. Seitz. She looked -- (inaudible) -- off. That was good. (Laughter.) Terrell J. Spears. (Off-mic side conversation.) Yes. Linda Suttora. Yeah, there we go. Thank you, Linda. (Laughter.) (Off-mic side conversation.) Glenn A. Taylor, Steven A. Thomas (sp) and Daniel C. Wood. If the team would -- I'm sorry. I'm sorry, sir. (Laughter.) Sorry. I'm about to lose my job. (Laughter.) (Applause.) And that was Daniel C. Wood (sp). If the team would come back for the photo. (Off-mic side conversation.) (Applause.) And we now have the Secretary's Excellence Award. This award is bestowed on individuals who have a singular accomplishment that demonstrates a high level of performance and outstanding leadership in public service. The individual's overall achievement must be substantial, outside the normal course of duty, and significantly benefit the department's mission and the nation: Alexander R. Larzelere, in recognition of his leadership of the Energy Innovation Hub known as The Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors. The hubs were envisioned to focus the research and development capabilities of the department on innovative solutions to the grand scientific and engineering energy challenges of our time. The consortium was the first hub and -- was the first hub, and through Alex's vision and dedication it has achieved an unparalleled level of success. The hub mod created by Alex is being used throughout the department by other hubs as well as traditional research and development programs. He has worked tirelessly to make the concept of energy innovation hubs a reality and has deservingly earned the unequivocal respect of the National Laboratories, industry leaders, universities and his DOE colleagues. For his contributions to the Department of Energy and our nation's clean, safe and secure energy future, Alex Larzelere is awarded the Secretary of Energy's Excellence Award. (Applause.) I'm going to make an ad lib here. I was really very happy when the word came up that Alex was being recommended for this -- this position. I would just say that with this hub that in their first two years they had outstanding leadership from their board, but it turns out it was actually Alex who was -- who was -- who was the key to making this happen and we appreciate it very much. (Applause.) I'm pretty sure we've reached the conclusion of today's program because I can't remember my own name -- (laughter) -- but thank you all for your participation. Once again, thank you to our reward -- award recipients for your great accomplishments on behalf of the department and our nation. Did you -- Did Dan want to say a word? Yeah, sure. Just a word -- (off mic). As the secretary alluded earlier, we've worked together a long time, and we lost a cherished co-author of a paper we wrote named Arnold Kantor. And I worked for Arnie at the White House and he used to say, the thing about government service is the hours are long but at least the pay is low. (Laughter.) And so I'm reminded, and here's why: because everything you saw today people did because it was the right thing to do, because it was their passion, because it supports the secretary and the president and an incredibly important array of missions. I couldn't be prouder than I am to be here among all of you. And it's just a privilege to even participate in this ceremony. I will turn it over to the secretary. Well, thanks, Dan. I'm just going to repeat once again what we all know, that these were tremendous accomplishments and they really span the broad mission responsibilities that we have. And we thank all of you again for those important contributions. And this is really fun. I mean, this is a -- this is a -- this is a really great event to do. Just in ending, I do want to note that about a week ago, as you know, we lost our first energy secretary, Jim Schlesinger, and I just want to say that later on this year we will be having another good time when we celebrate not only his life but his contributions to this department. And I want to say -- and it's -- and it's recognized in an award as well -- that Jim Schlesinger was one who really appreciated outstanding performance by the people here in this department. So we'll be getting back to you with a chance to celebrate his contributions as well. Thank you all again. It's been a great pleasure. (Applause.) Thank you to all of you, and safe journeys. Have a great week.

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