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April 30, 2013

By Andre Francisco

A Nun, a House Painter, and a Drifter Walk into a Nuclear Complex



Y-12 Complex It sounds like the start of an absurd joke, but that’s what happened last summer at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. Three peace activists broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the U.S., often called the Fort Knox of Uranium.

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Topics: National Security

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

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

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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