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Inspection Report: IG-0716

January 19, 2006

Security Clearance Terminations and Badge Retrieval at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site supporting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) core mission of maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon stockpile and applying scientific expertise toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks. Livermore has approximately 8,000 personnel, the majority of whom are full-time and part-time Laboratory employees. However, the 8,000 also includes subcontractor employees and “affiliated personnel” authorized to participate in research and other work activities at Livermore. Hereafter these people are collectively referred to as “employees,” although not all are technically Livermore employees. According to Livermore’s personnel records, 1,261 employees with Q (Top Secret) and L (Secret) security clearances terminated employment with the Laboratory during Fiscal Years (FYs) 2002, 2003, and 2004.