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Nuclear Security: Actions, Accountability and Reform, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, February 28, 2013   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the February 28, 2013 hearing on "Nuclear Security" held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Mike Rogers: "This subcommittee has responsibility for many big critical important issues, and we are going to get into one of them right now. Today's hearing is part of the committee's continuing oversight of the aftermath of the security breach at Y--12 National Security Complex in July of last year. At this point, the facts of the incident are well established so I won't repeat them. Needless to say, the intrusion was astonishing and completely unacceptable. Through its hearing and closed briefing last September, the subcommittee is aware of the immediate corrective actions taken by the NNSA [National Nuclear Security Administration] and the DOE [Department of Energy]. Today's hearing is focused on the broader implications of the incident, including organizational leadership and structural failures that enabled it to occur. Reviewing the testimony from our first witness panel as well as the other reports on DOE nuclear security stretching back 15 years, I am deeply concerned that we have been identifying the same problem for more than a decade." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jim Cooper, Mike Rogers, C. Donald Alston, Sandra E. Finan, Gregory H. Friedman, Daniel B. Poneman, Neile L. Miller, and John Garamendi.

Report Number:
H.A.S.C. No. 113-13; House Armed Services Committee No. 113-13
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Date:
2013
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Public Domain
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Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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