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Los Alamos may have lost hard drive

A computer hard drive containing classified information may be missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, but because of an inventory mistake, officials say they may never know. George Nanos, Los Alamos interim director, told the University of California Board of Regents about the snafu Jan. 15, said Los Alamos spokesman Jim Danneskiold. As part of an ongoing effort to put an end to management and security scandals at the lab, the staff spent much of the past two years taking inventory of the lab’s equipment, he said. Last October, workers at the lab found a security bar code that was associated with an empty metal carrier that might have held a hard drive. The worker who put the bar code on the carrier admitted he had not looked inside at the time, Danneskiold said. Full Story

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