Threats against America’s national secrets have increasingly occurred at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. At the turn of the century, and the advent of terrorism on American soil, these threats began to escalate when there was illegal downloading of classified information, and the loss of a hard drive containing the world’s most secret nuclear weapons information.
But that was not all the chicanery that would surround security threats against our national secrets at Los Alamos. In 2002, it was uncovered that certain employees at the lab were involved in crimes, mismanagement, corruption and cover-ups. It was determined in 2002, that these infringements included lab personnel not being able to locate nearly 400 lab computers, computers that potentially contained national secrets.
The person who was mainly responsible for uncovering these potential harms, 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 these threats, Los Alamos leaders were subpoenaed before three congressional hearings were they were blasted for allowing these national security threats to occur, especially threats that concerned the protection of America’s national secrets. But the debacles did not stop there. Now Los Alamos national security threats increased when 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. Threats to our national secrets 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 threats to our national secrets.
This book is a must read for all Americans concerned about the security of our national secrets, and terroristic attacks against the homeland.
National secrets were at risk at Los Alamos. To learn why, get your copy of Implosion At Los Alamos: How Crime, Corruption and Cover-Ups Jeopardize America’s Nuclear Weapons Secrets today!