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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

August 28, 2012

By Lydia Dennett

Guard Scapegoated in the Y-12 Security Debacle



Y-12 Complex After an 82-year-old nun and her companions broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex, who was held accountable for the security breach of the nuclear weapons facility?

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Topics: Contract Oversight, National Security

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