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Lab Upgrades Monitoring System

Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the main nuclear research centers in the U.S., has set up a new system for tracking top secret data stored on removeable media -- even though it still can't find missing disks containing weapons information.

The New Mexico facility, birthplace of the atom bomb, hit the headlines last year when two disks containing classified information were reported missing during a routine inventory (see Los Alamos Searches for Lost Media and Los Alamos Lessons Loom Large). Department of Energy (DOE) secretary Spencer Abraham ordered all DOE operations using classified hard drives or computer disks to stand down until procedures were improved (see Abraham Orders CREM Stand Down).

Events then took something of a farcical turn. In August, a report from the Associated Press suggested that the classified computer disks may not actually be missing. In fact, they may never have existed at all (see Los Alamos Disks May Not Be Lost).

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James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-Gen Data Center Forum