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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

November 2, 2012

By Lydia Dennett

Energy IG Finds Security Contractor Cheated



Cheating on a test The Department of Energy Inspector General released a report revealing the security contractor for Y-12 National Security Complex cheated on a security performance test.

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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

October 3, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Inspector General Report Warns of Budget Overruns in Nuke Refurbishment



A W76 warhead launching from a submarine The NNSA's effort to extend the shelf-life of nuclear warheads designed for submarine launch is on track for "large cost overruns" of about $221 million if things don't change, according to an inspector general audit.

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Topics: National Security

October 2, 2012

By Lydia Dennett

Washington Post Series on U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Requires Closer Look



National Security POGO provides needed context and clarification to the Washington Post's series on the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

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Topics: National Security

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