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Monday, January 26, 2015

Wrong doings by LANLs Classification Officer

Here is the preliminary report by the IG following their investigation into wrong doings by LANLs  Classification Officer. Your readers might find it very interesting because the first incident described gives some background into the events that led up to the firing of the LANL scientist who inadvertently publishing something classified.

Unfortunately, some things never change. Between the time this investigation began and the time the report came out, the CO was allowed to retire, and the DL and AD that knew about these events, but took no action, have been promoted to AD and PAD.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9eIrcyRIQxyS1RGWXVJT2c5Y25JVWlPSGgtTV9HNGRQMzNV/view?usp=sharing

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's always the same. The management at LANS/LLNS (they are one in the same entity) protect their own people in upper management and ruthlessly squash any attempts to get at the truth. When their lies are discovered nothing ever happens and they continue their moves up the lucrative management chain.

Anonymous said...

Pretend that an underling manager has done nothing wrong to protect your own upward management path as if you were a god manager.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, "good" not "god."

Anonymous said...

To: Gregory Friedman (DOE Inspector General)

Huh?

Anonymous said...

To: Gregory Friedman (DOE Inspector General)

Huh?

January 27, 2015 at 4:25 AM

You don't understand why this is important? You don't understand that this lead to the unjustified firing of a first-rate researcher? Go back and read the original poster's lead-in to the link. If you do even potentially-classified work, you should be scared as hell about this.

Anonymous said...

What is also of interest here is the DOE IG "...received a complaint alleging..." sentence. Who alleged what and when in relationship to:

1. the fired LANS employee
2. the dismissed/denied DOE OHA complaint filed by
that former LANS employee
3. the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security request to
the DOE IG for an examination of the matter relating
to the dismissed LANS employee

What should scare the HELL out of lab employees is how defenseless you are against DOE Contractor's abuses without an outside advocate of some authority.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is a "contractor abuse" unless you define that as the contractor upper management attempting to defend the incompetence of a lower manager that ended up getting an employee unjustifiably fired. Happens all the time in industry.

Anonymous said...

My impression of the "undated" Friedman letter is that at as usual, the DOE IG "played it safe". It's clear it was carefully worded by Federal Agency lawyers. The bottom line, is that the DOE Inspector General has no power to change anything. As an example, where in the document does it state: LANL will execute the following actions immediately? I also don't even recall seeing the two words "Los Alamos" in the document.

Anonymous said...

"...I don't think this is a "contractor abuse" unless you define that as the contractor upper management attempting to defend the incompetence of a lower manager that ended up getting an employee unjustifiably fired. Happens all the time in industry..."

LANSLLNS "abuse", gross mismanagement", or an opportunity for "retaliation" after what was approved to be published. All of the above perhaps. Saying it "happens all the time in industry" is not a good defense strategy for LANSLLNS.

This matter is an example of a LANSLLNS "responsibility and accountability at ALL levels" failure, defined at the "Three Sigma Quality Management Principles" level, of the Six Sigma levels defined and accepted by "industry".

Anonymous said...

An unfortunate arrogation and misuse of the mathematical concept "six sigma."

Anonymous said...

"Everything is awesome! I get to keep *my* job."

( Charlie "GQ" McMillan )

Anonymous said...

"...My impression of the "undated" Friedman letter is that at as usual, the DOE IG "played it safe". It's clear it was carefully worded by Federal Agency lawyers. The bottom line, is that the DOE Inspector General has no power to change anything. As an example, where in the document does it state: LANL will execute the following actions immediately? I also don't even recall seeing the two words "Los Alamos" in the document...

It would be interesting to know which stakeholders, managers, and DOE/NNSA/Contractor attorneys subject to direct or indirect collateral damage,
have comment, editing, or approval privileges to what the DOE IG may review or release. Say it isn't so.

Anonymous said...

Inspector General - Oxymoron

Anonymous said...

A lot of people reading this blog know who this guy is, and know the allegations are right, and probably not complete (yet). Wait for the followup. It will be interesting.

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