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Project On Government Oversight Calls Resignation of NNSA Administrator Linton Brooks a Good Move

January 4, 2007 


The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is pleased by Energy Secretary Sam Bodman's request for Linton Brooks' resignation from his position as chief of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

"This is an opportunity for the National Nuclear Security Administration to finally live up to its name," said POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian. "We applaud Secretary Bodman's decision to force accountability at NNSA, especially since it has been failing in its mission for years."

In 2004, POGO called for Brooks' resignation because of repeated security breaches at Los Alamos National Laboratory and other nuclear facilities. In October, POGO revealed that Los Alamos police had found computer flash drives containing highly classified information when they responded to a domestic dispute. This incident was the seventh time between 2002 and 2004 there was a rapid-fire series of seven instances of missing or mishandled classified computer equipment and Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM).

Follow the link to POGO's Nov. 6, 2006 letter regarding security weaknesses at LANL.

Follow the link to POGO's July 21, 2004 release calling for Linton Brooks' to Resign.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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