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October 21, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

New Report Offers Smart Choices for Nuke Weapons Complex

B61 Bomb Rack The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report that comprehensively reviews the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and identifies several concerns in the modernization programs, construction projects, and stockpile surveillance and stewardship programs.

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Topics: National Security

June 21, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

DOE Contracting Mismanagement Cost Taxpayers Over $450,000

Heather WIlson The Department of Energy has mishandled yet another nuclear lab contractor, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars without requesting or recording a single deliverable.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 20, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DOE Contracting Woes Continue

National Laboratories The Department of Energy Inspector General found subcontract audit weaknesses with nine Management and Operating contractors. Subcontracts totaling nearly $1 billion had not been audited or were reviewed in a manner that did not meet audit standards, which

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 14, 2012

By Peter Stockton

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

National Security The government has yet to address the lapses in bomb-grade uranium storage security that an 82-year-old nun and her accomplices revealed months ago.

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Topics: National Security

January 4, 2007

By Nick Schwellenbach

Energy Secretary Removes Linton Brooks

The head of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous branch of the Energy Department responsible for the nuclear weapons complex, is stepping down at the end of the month due to lapses within the complex. Ambassador Linton Br

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Topics: National Security

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