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September 12, 2012

By Mia Steinle

'Extensive' Oversight of Nuclear Weapons Facilities Not Such a Bad Idea, After All, Official Says



Daniel B. Poneman A top Department of Energy official has changed his tune on the oversight of security contractors at nuclear weapons facilities after an 82-year-old nun broke into the "Fort Knox of uranium."

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Topics: National Security

August 31, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Break-In Reveals "Ineptitude" at Nuke Facility, Probe Finds



Nuclear Energy A government investigation into the recent break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., blamed longstanding security weaknesses and “troubling displays of ineptitude” by facility personnel.

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Topics: Contract Oversight, National Security

August 28, 2012

By Peter Stockton

Y-12 Security to Finally Be Tested



After an embarrassing security breach at Y-12 National Security Complex, POGO has learned the Department of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight Program (IO) will conduct a full review of security at Y-12 before the end August 2012, including a force-o

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Topics: Contract Oversight, National Security

July 30, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist



Peace Activists When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards. The 82-year-old nun, accompanied by two other anti-nuclear activists, broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex early Saturday morning.

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Topics: National Security

June 27, 2012

By Adam Zagorin

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks



Lie Detector The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized, jeopardizing their careers and their ability to contribute to the national security. It also could have a chilling effect on employees considering blowing the whistle on gover

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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