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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Labs may face $1M fine for handling of information, materials

JF said:


Anonymous said...

Sandia Corp., the private operator of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, was assessed the biggest fine, $577,500, for violation of control of nuclear weapons data.

Anonymous said...

LANS has no shame or integrity.

Anonymous said...

And they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

Sandia Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, was cited for four “Level 1″ violations, said to “involve the actual or high potential for adverse impact on national security,” and two lesser errors.

The violations notice says that, in 2012, a Sandia supervisor discovered that a lab employee had been making presentations at “unclassified settings” at Sandia and at least three times in public venues, dating as far back as 2003. The presentation also was uploaded to a shared server but never had been submitted to Sandia’s classification office for review.

Adam Rowen, who does not have a Ph.D., is no longer the manager of the materials chemistry department at Sandia. You should hear what the staff members in his former department have to say about him.

“Due to Sandia’s failure to identify and remove all the classified information contained in the presentation and video, it remained stored and unprotected on this unclassified shared server for over eight years,” says the DOE notice.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the comments of the "does not have a PhD" jerk about his new lab president!

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