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.
Gee, I wonder; classified material is worth money to the right people, drug addicts will do anything to get their fix (doubly so meth addicts), DOE lab security has long been a joke . . .
The home is believed to belong to a Los Alamos Laboratory contractor who does maintenance at the laboratory.
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.
When your primary criteria is low-bid (current language is “best value”) you get what you pay for, and yet we’re still shocked, shocked to find breaches going on here . . .