Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Failure to Obtain Export Licenses (Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore Labs)

The Department of Commerce reached an agreement with University of California-operated Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) concerning alleged shipments of various commodities without the proper Department of Commerce authorizations. “The Department of Commerce alleged that LANL, on four occasions from 1994 to 1996, and LLNL, on one occasion in 1994, shipped commodities to Russia without obtaining the export licenses required under the Export Administration Regulations. The exports by LANL occurred under the Department of Energy Material Protection, Control and Accounting Program, designed to reduce the threat to U.S. national security posed by unsecured Russian weapons-usable nuclear material. The commodities consisted of devices for measuring nuclear material, a communications router, a 486 computer and a printer. The export by LLNL occurred under a separate lab-to-lab project.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Administrative Agreement
Date of Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $0
Further Information Released
Administrative Agreement 1/15/2011
DOC Press Release 6/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database