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Inspection Report: IG-0677

February 22, 2005

Security and Other Issues Related to Out-Processing of Employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The core mission of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Los AND OBJECTIVES Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is to enhance global security, develop technical solutions to reduce the weapons of mass destruction threat, and improve the cold war environmental and nuclear materials legacy. Given its national security mission, LANL is one of DOE’s most sensitive sites. LANL is operated by the University of California (UC) and administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). It directly employs approximately 7,500 UC employees. Approximately 800 UC employees terminate employment at LANL annually.