WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– In trying to save money, the United States' nuclear sites are increasingly becoming more vulnerable to attack, according to a government watchdog group.
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is tasked with managing the nation’s nuclear stockpile and securing classified research sites, has "increased risks and reduced security" over the past several years in a bid to reduce overhead costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Security vulnerabilities at these NNSA sites still persist two years after a major breach at one of its top facilities in Tennessee. The administration’s own officials have described the security policy as "chaotic” and “dysfunctional," according to the report. — Source
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