July 14, 2007 |
The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday proposed a record $3-million fine against the University of California for a security breach last year at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in which a worker took home classified documents on a thumb drive.
May 9, 2007 |
The former Los Alamos National Laboratory worker who took classified materials home will face a single misdemeanor charge of negligent handling of classified documents, her lawyer said in Santa Fe. Jessica Quintana, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, attorney Stephen Aarons said. Police found the data on a portable drive and in about 200 pages of documents in October during a drug bust at her Los Alamos home.
November 29, 2006 |
Security at Los Alamos National Laboratory was "seriously flawed" when a worker removed classified documents that were later found in her home during a drug bust, the Department of Energy's inspector general has concluded. In a number of key areas, security policies at the nuclear weapons lab were nonexistent, not followed or were applied inconsistently, according to Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman.
November 4, 2006 |
Los Alamos National Laboratory said that the classified documents discovered at a trailer park during a drug investigation last month did not include the most highly sensitive nuclear weapons information. The lab, which designs nuclear weapons, said a "careful and comprehensive analysis" of three electronic memory devices and paper copies of classified documents found in a residential trailer showed that they were mostly low-level secrets that are 20 to 30 years old.
October 26, 2006 |
Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's key nuclear weapons research centers, confirmed Wednesday that it experienced a potentially major security breach -- discovered last week when police found three laboratory computer drives during a drug arrest at a New Mexico trailer park. Police reports released Wednesday identified the owner of the trailer, where officers found a sizable amount of drug paraphernalia associated with methamphetamine use, as Jessica Quintana.
September 26, 2006 |
Chevron Corp. wants to take another crack at unlocking shale oil from difficult rock formations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. With high oil prices and the instability of overseas supplies making such endeavors more attractive, Chevron, in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory, said it would attempt to determine how to economically extract oil from shale. Chevron abandoned research on shale oil 30 years ago.