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Firm Retains Contested Contract to Manage Nuclear Sites

Consolidated Nuclear Security won the deal, which is expected to be worth more than $22 billion over a decade.

Cybersecurity

Finnish Foreign Ministry Hacked for Years

'Extremely sophisticated' infiltration was 'serious and extensive,' official says.

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Nuclear Labs Leader Concerned About Budget Cuts

Sequestration and other budget crimps could delay basic nuclear work, Paul Hommert says.

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Los Alamos Accused of Disregarding Security During VIP Visits

Whistleblower says he was demoted after reporting the lapse.

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U.S. Faults Operator of Texas Explosion Site

Feds pursuing nearly $120,000 in penalties related to West, Texas, explosion.

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Bioterrorism Fear Led Scientists to Withhold Botulinum Toxin Info

Researchers gauge benefits and risks of publishing data that could be used for public good or to spread terror.

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Los Alamos, Sandia Labs Prepare to Shut Down Amid Budget Impasse

Most of the labs' 18,000 employees are at risk of being furloughed.

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Fed Shutdown Hampers Inspections of Biothreat Labs

Facilities that research dangerous diseases for which there are no remedies will not be routinely examined, CDC says.

Cybersecurity

NSA Chief Appeals for Cybersecurity Legislation

Alexander would compel companies to share more information with the government.

CXO Briefing

NRC Head to Testify on Renewed Planning for Yucca Atomic Site

Administration was ordered to complete a safety review of the potential nuclear waste repository.

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DARPA, Air Force Planning New Hypersonic Craft Research

An unmanned aircraft achieved hypersonic speeds of Mach 5.1 in May.

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Largest U.S. Wind Farm to Power Nuclear Weapons Work

Pantex wind farm aims to generate 47 million kilowatt hours of clean energy annually.

CXO Briefing

Air Force Yanks 17 Officers From Nuclear Missile Launch Posts

The ICBM unit faces internal 'rot' and a state of 'crisis,' official says.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon Assigns $380 Million to Controversial Air Defense System

The department is cooperating with Germany and Italy on the Medium Extended Air Defense System.

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