Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Classified Information Security Requirements at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) issued a final notice of violation to the University of California for five violations of the department’s classified information security requirements during the university’s tenure as the management and operating contractor of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The findings set forth in the FNOV are based upon investigation of an unauthorized reproduction and removal of classified matter from LANL discovered in October 2006. NNSA assessed a civil penalty of $3,000,000. In December 2007, NNSA agreed to cut the penalty to $2.8 million.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of FNOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $2,800,000
Further Information Released
NNSA Press Release (Dec. 2007) 2/27/2008
FNOV 10/3/2007
NNSA Press Release (Sept. 2007) 10/3/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database