Monday, February 02, 2009

More Security Problems Turn Up At Los Alamos

Robert O'Harrow Jr. writes on Government Inc.:

The Project On Government Oversight has found evidence of more security breaches at Los Alamos National Laboratory -- one of the places in America's security-industrial complex that's supposed to be safe.

You all may recall multiple reports over the last few years of impossible-seeming breaches at the top-secret protected weapons lab. In 2007, authorities recommended a record fine against the lab's contract manager, the University of California, after finding that security procedures were riddled with gaps.

That recommendation followed the discovery that more than 1,000 pages of classified documents and "several computer storage devices in a trailer" occupied by an employee of a subcontractor who once worked as an archivist at the lab.

Now there's more, according to POGO.

"According to a Los Alamos internal email, it has not been a good week for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). There was a break-in at the Santa Fe home of a LANL scientist, from which three LANL computers were stolen. And in an unrelated incident, a LANL Blackberry was lost in a "sensitive foreign country." The internal email from the Threat Reduction (TR) unit notes that "this is garnering a great deal of attention with senior management as well as NNSA representatives."

More here.


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