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More security blunders at Los Alamos.

Unconfirmed Investigative Lead: According to sources, over the last few months there have been 17 incidents involving classified information being sent over the unclassified e-mail system at Los Alamos. This is prohibited. Each of these e-mails had the capacity to compromise the entire Los Alamos network servers, back-up files, connected DOE servers and server backups with classified information. The most recent incident occurred on July 15 when a Los Alamos lawyer sent a classified e-mail from his home computer to multiple people at Los Alamos. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been notified of these incidents but it is not clear NNSA has done anything about it.

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