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Inspection Report: INS-O-08-01

February 28, 2008

Unauthorized Weapon Discharge and Related Security Policies and Procedures 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’s primary mission is to implement the Nation’s nuclear weapons policies through research, development, and testing related to nuclear weapons. Sandia is administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is operated for NNSA by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation.