Nuclear Security: Accountability for Livermore's Secret Classified Documents is Inadequate
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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The Department of Energys DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, located in Livermore, California, generates and controls large numbers of classified documents associated with the research and testing of nuclear weapons. Because of your concern about the potential for espionage at the laboratory and the national security implications of classified documents being stolen, you asked us in January 1990 to 1 determine the extent of missing classified documents at the laboratory and 2 assess the adequacy of accountability over classified documents in the laboratorys custody. Subsequently, we agreed with your office to limit our audit coverage to the approximately 600,000 secret documents in the laboratorys custody. We also assessed the adequacy of DOEs oversight of the laboratorys secret document control program.
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