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Inspection Report: IG-0724

April 18, 2006

Badge Retrieval and Security Clearance Termination at Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Sandia National Laboratory-New Mexico (Sandia) is involved in a variety of research and development programs to enhance national security through technology. Sandia develops technologies to sustain, modernize, and protect the nuclear arsenal of the U.S., prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, defend against terrorism, protect national infrastructure, ensure stable energy and water supplies, and provide new capabilities to the armed forces. Sandia is administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is operated for NNSA by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia employs about 8,500 people. According to Sandia personnel records, 2,174 Sandia employees, including students and consultants, and subcontractor employees with personnel security clearances terminated employment at the Laboratory between March 1, 2002, and February 28, 2005.