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CBS: Los Alamos Security Breach Probed
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Posted on 10/24/2006 7:24:51 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000

(CBS) Another apparent breach of classified material is under federal investigation at the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory: Los Alamos National Laboratory, sources tell CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson.

The breach apparently was discovered when Los Alamos police recently conducted a methamphetamine raid on an area home. Inside the house, along with drug paraphernalia, police allegedly found classified materials apparently from the grounds of the Los Alamos Laboratory. How somebody involved in illegal drugs would also have access to classified materials from the nation's nuclear weapons facility is unknown but under investigation.

The home is believed to belong to a Los Alamos Laboratory contractor who does maintenance at the laboratory.

The FBI has been called in to lead the investigation into the security breach and executed a search warrant on Friday. The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque, N.M., is reviewing the case.

The Los Alamos Laboratory has been hit by multiple security and management scandals in recent years. Problems were so widespread that Congress forced the contract for management of the lab to go up for bid for the first time ever. However, after bidding, the contract was re-awarded to the same contractor: the University of California.

Los Alamos public affairs officials will only confirm the matter is under investigation.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: espionage; losalamos; nationalsecurity; nuclear
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1 posted on 10/24/2006 7:24:52 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000

GOP Congress's fault. Vote Democrat. /sarcasm


2 posted on 10/24/2006 7:26:09 PM PDT by balch3
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To: sonsofliberty2000
The home is believed to belong to a Los Alamos Laboratory contractor who does maintenance at the laboratory

Chinese??

3 posted on 10/24/2006 7:27:34 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals: People whose relationship to reality appears to be somewhat tenuous.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Beautiful.


4 posted on 10/24/2006 7:28:34 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
3/4 of the work force drives up from Espanola or Pojaque, or down from Tierra Amarilla and environs every day.

What can I say?

5 posted on 10/24/2006 7:28:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

more info.


6 posted on 10/24/2006 7:29:00 PM PDT by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Or Mexican?


7 posted on 10/24/2006 7:29:11 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

No one will take security seriously until someone goes to jail
over the leaks.


8 posted on 10/24/2006 7:29:29 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Liberals predicted it stand by for the Newcleaar fallout...


9 posted on 10/24/2006 7:29:39 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Terrorists cut our heads off and get medals. We put hoods on theirs and get sent to prison. hmmm)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Take the contract away from Berkeley and give it to A&M. Put some patriots in charge of that lab.


10 posted on 10/24/2006 7:30:29 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

female scientist as per the other thread.

there are few american "female scientists". draw your own conclusion, since they will not release her name.


11 posted on 10/24/2006 7:31:36 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Time to remove University of California....permanently.


12 posted on 10/24/2006 7:33:33 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF YOU MUST BURN OUR FLAG, PLEASE WRAP YOURSELF IN IT FIRST)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
"However, after bidding, the contract was re-awarded to the same contractor: the University of California."

Well, there's your problem right there. You got commie educators running one of our most highly secure and important labs.
13 posted on 10/24/2006 7:35:32 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
"However, after bidding, the contract was re-awarded to the same contractor: the University of California."

Well, there's your problem right there. You got commie educators running one of our most highly secure and important labs.
14 posted on 10/24/2006 7:35:34 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: OldFriend
Time to remove University of California....permanently.

That's what they say after every breach, and yet they keep rewarding the university by renewing the contract.

15 posted on 10/24/2006 7:37:28 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Grand: meth addicts in control of our most sensitive nuclear secrets.


16 posted on 10/24/2006 7:38:37 PM PDT by cake_crumb (One presidential visit to Baghdad is worth 1000 pathetic declarations of defeat from the left)
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To: Keith in Iowa

"Chinese??"

Korean?


17 posted on 10/24/2006 7:38:58 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: phoenix0468

I'd wager she has epicanthal eyelids and a high EQ. I hope, at least, she has great legs.


18 posted on 10/24/2006 7:40:21 PM PDT by zarf
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To: sonsofliberty2000

"somebody" was a she!

Drug Raid Yields Los Alamos Documents
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1725326/posts


19 posted on 10/24/2006 7:41:21 PM PDT by familyop
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To: sonsofliberty2000

The other article said that she is a "scientist!"


20 posted on 10/24/2006 7:42:42 PM PDT by familyop
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To: right-wingin_It
That's what they say after every breach, and yet they keep rewarding the university by renewing the contract.

Actually, after every breach, they say it's "an isolated incident". Considering recent history, I wouldn't be surprised if "an analyst" turned out to be involved.

21 posted on 10/24/2006 7:43:06 PM PDT by cake_crumb (One presidential visit to Baghdad is worth 1000 pathetic declarations of defeat from the left)
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Isn't this cleanup from another Clinton/Richardson fumble?
Who else wants to start a pool for the time it'll take for the enemedia to blame this on Bush?


22 posted on 10/24/2006 7:45:26 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Chinese??

That was my first thought when I heard the first reports. Now that this report mentions a "contractor who does maintenance at the laboratory", I have to wonder if the person is Mexican.

Either way, any bets on whether the person is a legal resident of the US?

23 posted on 10/24/2006 7:45:37 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: OldFriend

Love your tagline :)


24 posted on 10/24/2006 7:46:41 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: familyop
The other article said that she is a "scientist!"

True, but the AP reporter may have heard police say "environmental engineer" and thought scientist instead of janitor.

This is MSM we're talking about.

25 posted on 10/24/2006 7:48:40 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: familyop

"The federal charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine. "

Good grief! Why isn't this a felony with a "throw away the key" punishment. The damage is tremendous and cannot be undone.


26 posted on 10/24/2006 7:51:04 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Vote Republican. The life you save may be your own. This is not an exaggeration.)
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To: oceanview

So then this article is inaccurate since it says "contractor."

I do hope this story does not get squashed in the days ahead.


27 posted on 10/24/2006 7:52:23 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

from the other thread. let's see if the story changes from it being a scientist, to a janitor.

"WASHINGTON - A drug raid on a Los Alamos scientist's home in New Mexico turned up what appeared to be classified documents taken from the nuclear weapons lab, the FBI said Tuesday.

Police discovered the documents at the scientist's home while making an arrest in a methamphetamine investigation, according to an FBI official in Washington who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.

The police alerted the FBI to the documents, prompting a federal search of the unidentified female scientist's home. The official would not describe the documents except to say that they appeared to contain classified material."


28 posted on 10/24/2006 7:54:02 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: tgslTakoma

So you are leaning towards it being a female contractor rather than a female scientist?


29 posted on 10/24/2006 7:55:05 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: FairOpinion

that's a bit of an overstatement - selling the docs to a foreign power is one thing, but the handling protocol for them can sometimes be violated in a totally innocent way.


30 posted on 10/24/2006 7:56:08 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: tgslTakoma

how does a janitor get access to classified documents?


31 posted on 10/24/2006 7:56:55 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Keith in Iowa
"Chinese??"

Must be the laundry man.

32 posted on 10/24/2006 7:57:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: RandallFlagg
Isn't this cleanup from another Clinton/Richardson fumble?

That's seems to be what the evidence is pointing to.

33 posted on 10/24/2006 7:58:08 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: FairOpinion
"Good grief! Why isn't this a felony with a 'throw away the key' punishment. The damage is tremendous and cannot be undone."

I believe that's what Sandy Burglar got charged with.

34 posted on 10/24/2006 8:00:31 PM PDT by cake_crumb (One presidential visit to Baghdad is worth 1000 pathetic declarations of defeat from the left)
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To: oceanview

I suppose that should put us at somewhat more ease, i.e., if it is a methamphetamine-imbibing janitor with classified documents rather than a methamphetamine-imbibing scientist with classified documents.

LOL. It's growing more and more difficult for us to make such stories up out of whole cloth, isn't it? And we don't need to since this is real life.


35 posted on 10/24/2006 8:02:20 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: FairOpinion

"Why isn't this a felony with a "throw away the key" punishment. The damage is tremendous and cannot be undone."

Because it wouldn't leave a loophole for Sandy Burglar!


36 posted on 10/24/2006 8:05:09 PM PDT by lawdude (The dems see Wal-Mart as a bigger threat to the US than muslim terrorists)
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To: oceanview
"A drug raid on a Los Alamos scientist's home in New Mexico turned up what appeared to be classified documents taken from the nuclear weapons lab, the FBI said Tuesday."

Since the perp can't be categorized as a white, male, right-wing-Christian-extremist gun nut with an NRA membership, the FBI is oblivious to the obvious fact that the perp was selling national security secrets to pay for a drug habit.

I want to smack heads together and print up a bumper sticker saying "FBI: Oblivious to the Obvious". Or T shirts. T shirts would be better.

37 posted on 10/24/2006 8:05:53 PM PDT by cake_crumb (One presidential visit to Baghdad is worth 1000 pathetic declarations of defeat from the left)
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To: oceanview
...how does a janitor get access to classified documents?...

Careless workers who toss them in the wastebasket instead of disposing of them properly. Careless workers who leave them open on their desk. Janitors have the same clearances of those who work in the area. (So to cops and firemen.)

38 posted on 10/24/2006 8:07:01 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: oceanview
how does a janitor get access to classified documents?

How does an illegal alien get access to our Social Security numbers so they can work in our country?

39 posted on 10/24/2006 8:07:34 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Well, we need to get Greaseball Richardson on the case immediately!
Lock down all Xerox machines, and be sure they're pushed against the wall, check all lunch boxes for contraband, be sure no secret notes are being written on the toilet paper!


40 posted on 10/24/2006 8:10:11 PM PDT by aShepard (Maybe the UN should donate UNICEF proceeds to the Gates Foundation, and fold!)
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To: right-wingin_It
"Time to remove University of California....permanently."

MOAB or NUKE.....decisions...decisions.....

41 posted on 10/24/2006 8:10:16 PM PDT by spokeshave (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: right-wingin_It
"Time to remove University of California....permanently."

MOAB or NUKE.....decisions...decisions.....

42 posted on 10/24/2006 8:10:29 PM PDT by spokeshave (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
Who knows? For the moment, at least, we are depending on the MSM to provide the facts that they think we need, filtered as they see fit.

Hopefully the feds will give us more specific info soon.

43 posted on 10/24/2006 8:10:42 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

they make them up, its just a 9 digit number.

this is totally different.


44 posted on 10/24/2006 8:11:44 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview
this is totally different

And yet the same. We are getting screwed every which way.

45 posted on 10/24/2006 8:13:28 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: sonsofliberty2000

There is security at Los Alamos? Since when?


46 posted on 10/24/2006 8:15:45 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

How many months will that lawyer serve in jail for working with the terrorists?
12? 24?....When they find this person I'll guess he/she will get at least 6 months.


47 posted on 10/24/2006 8:15:51 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: oceanview

"the handling protocol for them can sometimes be violated in a totally innocent way."


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Totally innocent, my foot!

Those types of documents are not supposed to be removed from the premises and even on the premises are supposed to be kept locked in safes.

Now tell me that someone manufacturing drugs in their home just "innocently" takes home highly classified documents.

Those documents are classified precisely, because their disclosure causes grave damage to the country, by revealing information to our enemies.


48 posted on 10/24/2006 8:18:11 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Vote Republican. The life you save may be your own. This is not an exaggeration.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Ok. I'm retiring early tonight and I'm chock full of high expectations that the nyslimes will leak the real facts by tomorrow morning when I arise. ;)


49 posted on 10/24/2006 8:23:01 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: tgslTakoma
"How does an illegal alien get access to our Social Security numbers so they can work in our country?"

"Analysts".

It's amazing the formerly titled file clerks and secretaries that are now glorified as (Official Acronym Here) Analysts these days.....and oddly enough, a large number of them seem to be facing charges of stealing the identities of US federal employees, or "accidentally" wandering home with national security secrets and conveniently losing them....or both.

50 posted on 10/24/2006 8:26:17 PM PDT by cake_crumb (One presidential visit to Baghdad is worth 1000 pathetic declarations of defeat from the left)
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