The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Nuclear labs" ...
CBS News reporters uncover security lapses in Los Alamos National Laboratory, a U.S. weapons laboratory. In some cases the labs failed to check visas and passports of foreign workers, even after the 9-11 attacks. Two former employees were fired after trying to expose acts of fraud and mismanagement within the labs. The reports also showed that a large number of equipment and supplies were "missing" and/or "stolen," many of which cost thousands or millions of tax dollars. Reporters also exposed a misappropriation of even more tax dollars as some employees were discovered to have spent millions on "questionable purchases" for VCRs, trips to the spa, and diamond rings. One employee who was trusted with a million dollar a month credit line charged a $30,000 custom Mustang to the government credit card, and received no penalty for her actions.
Security Cracks at the White House; Should Ultrak Guard Nuclear Labs; Struggling to fix the Secret Service
The new security system at the White House has frequent problems. This report reveals that how the operational failure could pose a threat to the White House. The system gives inaccurate information about White House guests and has been down for more than a day, though it is supposed to be operational 24/7. According to this article sources reveal that the system has not been adequately tested.
CBS News reports on "the developing story of stunning security lapses, theft, fraud, mismanagement and alleged cover-ups at the nation's pre-eminent weapons laboratory, which guards America's most sensitive nuclear secrets. When two newly-hired laboratory security officers began exposing the mess, they discovered management was more interested in covering it up than exposing it. They talked on camera first, and exclusively, to CBS News."
Insight reports on problems with a computer security system installed at the White House in 2001. The stories reveal that the system had once been down for a day; had not been tested but the factory before being installed; frequently gives inaccurate information about White House guests. A major finding is that security system lead contractor, Ultrak, Inc., has been taken over by Niklaus Zenger of Switzerland, who has ties to the Russian military.
New York Times Magazine looks inside the labs at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the controversies, competition and personality conflicts that characterize nuclear research, Oct. 9, 1988.
Los Angeles Times Magazine details how a former associate director for nuclear weapons at the Lawrence Livermore Lab told government officials about problems at the lab; despite vindictive reaction from the lab, Roy Woodruff told how SDI technology such as the X-ray laser has been misrepresented, July 17, 1988.