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Title: LLNL Center of Excellence Work Items for Q9-Q10 period


This work plan encompasses a slice of effort going on within the ASC program, and for projects utilizing COE vendor resources, describes work that will be performed by both LLNL staff and COE vendor staff collaboratively.

  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Neely, J. R.. LLNL Center of Excellence Work Items for Q9-Q10 period. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1334730.
Neely, J. R.. LLNL Center of Excellence Work Items for Q9-Q10 period. United States. doi:10.2172/1334730.
Neely, J. R.. 2016. "LLNL Center of Excellence Work Items for Q9-Q10 period". United States. doi:10.2172/1334730.
title = {LLNL Center of Excellence Work Items for Q9-Q10 period},
author = {Neely, J. R.},
abstractNote = {This work plan encompasses a slice of effort going on within the ASC program, and for projects utilizing COE vendor resources, describes work that will be performed by both LLNL staff and COE vendor staff collaboratively.},
doi = {10.2172/1334730},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9

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