Los Alamos national security has come under heavy scrutiny in the first decade of the 21stcentury. At the turn of the century there was illegal downloading of classified information, then the loss of a hard drive containing the world’s most secret nuclear weapons information.
But that was not all the chicanery. In 2002, it was uncovered that certain employees at the Los Alamos lab were involved in crimes, mismanagement, corruption and cover-ups.. It was determined in 2002, that because of failed security, lab personnel could not locate nearly 400 lab computers. The person who was mainly responsible for uncovering these Los Alamos national security failures in 2002, authored a book in 2010, titled, Implosion At Los Alamos: How Crime, Corruption and Cover-Ups Jeopardize America’s Nuclear Weapons Secrets.
As a result of the 2002 security lapses, Los Alamos leaders were subpoenaed before three congressional hearings were they were blasted for their failures, especially failures that concerned the protection of America’s national secrets. But the debacles did not stop there. Employees started losing classified disks, thumb drives and flashcards. In 2008 a contract employee of the lab walked out of the lab’s front gate with secret classified data secreted in a backpack. Security failures escalated in 2009 when a lab scientist took three lab computers to his home. His residence was subsequently burglarized, the unknown thieves stealing the 3 computers. Lab leaders conducted an audit and determined that they actually had about 70 more computers lost or stolen, which now illustrated severe Los Alamos national security failures.
This book is a must read for all Americans concerned about the security of their national secrets, terroristic attacks against the homeland.
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