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Inspection Report: IG-0820

September 4, 2009

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Protective Force Authority

The Department of Energy’s (Department) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution supporting the Department’s scientific, engineering, environmental, and national security activities. Livermore is managed and operated under contract by Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) LLC, for the Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In accordance with the Department’s safeguards and security policy, Livermore maintains a cadre of armed protective force officers to prevent and defend against malevolent acts. Federal regulations establish protective force arrest authority to enforce specific laws regarding property of the United States in the custody of the Department or its contractors.

Topic: National Security and Safety