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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

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

September 10, 2012

By Lydia Dennett

Cheating on Security Tests at Y-12 is Nothing New



Nuclear Energy The DOE's Independent Oversight Program recently tested security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility, but a federal inspector found evidence of cheating--something the security contractor has a history of.

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Topics: Contract Oversight, National Security

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