Of all of America’s national laboratories, none has come under more scrutiny then the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 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 that would occur. In 2002, it was uncovered that certain employees at the lab were involved in crimes, mismanagement, corruption and cover-ups. It was also determined in 2002, that this first of all American national laboratories could not locate nearly 400 lab computers, computers that potentially contained secret weapons information.
The person who was mainly responsible for uncovering these security failures in 2002, authored a book in 2010, entitled, 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 National Laboratory 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. Now employees of this much acclaimed superiorly rated among all national laboratories, started losing classified disks, thumb drives and flashcards. Unbelievably, in 2008 a contract employee of the lab walked out of the lab’s front gate with secret classified data secreted in a backpack. To add insult to injury, in 2009 a lab scientist took three lab computers to his home. His residence was subsequently burglarized, the unknown thieves stealing the 3 computers. Lab leaders then conducted an audit and determined that they actually had about 70 more computers lost or stolen, computers that also had the potential of containing national secrets.
This book is a must read for all Americans concerned about the security of our national secrets, terroristic attacks against the homeland, and the fail proof maintenance of all our national laboratories.
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