Re: $500 million for an error in a policy manual

Subject: Re: $500 million for an error in a policy manual
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:08:03 -0800

LANL has a long history of scapegoating sloppy adherence to policies and procedures. During the 90s they prosecuted one of their scientists for smuggling secrets to China, when what he had actually done was copy classfied data so he could take it home to work on it. Eventually it was discovered that this was a common practice among LANL's security-cleared personnel. If this news report was based on an explanation from an LANL self investigation, it should be considered to have zero credibility.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 12/8/2014 9:25 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:

Point taken. It does seem crazy that there weren't a dozen lower-level documents involved: material specifications, approved supplier lists, procedural work instructions, etc. Of course, the reporter might have just gotten all the details wrong.

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