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Letter to Secretary Chu on DOE's Management of Nuclear Security Enterprise

Feb 15, 2013

Excerpt: Information and assessments reviewed by the Committee following the July 2012 security breakdown at the Y-12 National Security Complex have identified significant shortcomings in the management of physical security at DOE facilities with Category I and II special nuclear material. Information provided to the Committee indicates that governance and security culture issues throughout the Department’s nuclear operations, from headquarters to the site offices, and within the contractor community, have contributed to these management challenges. These issues may also impact the safety culture and operations at the facilities.

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