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February 7, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

FOIA Foiled Again



FOIA Denied POGO filed a FOIA request for three letters written to Secretary Chu by security experts with recomendations for strengthening nuclear weapons security, but a thorough search of Secretary Chu's correspondance produced no responsive documents, even though P

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Topics: Open Government

January 31, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Former Target Manager Now Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security



Steve Asher Retired Air Force Colonel Steve Asher has been named acting Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security/Chief of Defense Nuclear Security at the NNSA.

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Topics: National Security

January 17, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Experts: Now is the Time for Nuclear Security Changes



National Security Three experts—Norman Augustine, C, Donald Alston, and Richard Meserve—reviewed the physical security of the nation's nuclear weapons facilities and made their recommendations to Secretary Chu in recently obtained letters.

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Topics: National Security

December 17, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Tell Congress: Oppose Proposal to Weaken Nuclear Oversight



National Security Tell your members of Congress that cutting corners on nuclear safety and security is simply unacceptable.

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Topics: National Security

May 18, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Key NDAA Reforms: Nuclear Weapons Complex Edition



This week, the House rejected key amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have prevented rollbacks of oversight at our nation's nuclear weapons labs and would have maintained zero funding for an unnecessary $6 billion plutoni

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Topics: National Security

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