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Energy halts use of classified discs, drives

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham ordered today all Energy Department operations to halt using controlled removable electronic media (CREM) to improve media protection procedures. Abraham’s directive follows an announcement earlier this month that Los Alamos National Laboratory employees had lost two Zip discs containing classified material. Lab workers are searching for the discs amid more than 2,000 safes and vaults. The lab’s director has halted all operations at Los Alamos, and Abraham has directed that classified operations will not resume until Energy’s deputy secretary, Kyle McSlarrow, and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s administrator, Linton Brooks, confirm that newly implemented corrective actions improve CREM management.Full Story

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