Fresh security breaches at Los Alamos

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 3:56 PM EST

What's going on at Los Alamos? The nation's premier nuclear-weapons laboratory appears plagued with continuing security problems. Barely 10 days after revelations of a leak of highly classified material over the Internet, Newsweek has learned of two other security breaches.

In late May, a Los Alamos staffer took his lab laptop with him on vacation to Ireland. Apparently the laptop's hard drive contained "government documents of a sensitive nature" and was fitted with an encryption card advanced enough that its export is government-controlled. In Ireland, the laptop was stolen from the vacationer's hotel room. It has not been recovered.

At MSNBC.

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