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IS THERE ANY WAY TO TELL IF THE TWO LOS ALAMOS DISCS WERE COPIED?
Is there any way to tell if these discs were copied?
If whomever had the drives were sloppy and if the operating system required some writing to a file yes. But assuming whomever had these knew what they were doing then no. There are many ways to inhibit writing to a drive, some virus protection software is a prime example. A tape backup could reset the archive bit, but it is not always done, it only tells the tape software if the file has been backed up. Too many variables and ways to defeat standard indicators to say. For example you could have a access counter imbedded on the disk, but again this requires loading the software, which if you encrypted the data requiring a decrypting program you could use this to load and stealth software. But a binary copy directly to another media without loading any software from the secure disk could go un-noticed. Too many variables to say.
Jammer Free Republic 96
I just read the MSNBC article and noted that some of the managers put on leave were working with Russian government officials and scientists to improve security at Russian nuclear weapon facilities. This is the first confirmation I have seen that there is direct association with a Tier-3 or "sensitive" country, as has been so common throughout Clinton/Gore...I would still like to give these managers the benefit of the doubt until the guilty party comes forward or is caught.
Regardless of whether a breach of security has occurred, if it becomes clear that these disks were mishandled by an employee of the lab who participated in the controversial technology exchange programs with the Russians, a full-scale investigation of the entire program will be warranted.
We have had far to many exchanges between lab employees and foreign nationals from tier-3 counties like Russia and China. The Cox Report hammered this fact home and Richardson and Clinton ignored the committee's recommendations and continue to this day to expand the program....
MANAGERS PUT ON LEAVE
Six managers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory were placed on paid leave this week in connection with the missing nuclear data.
Neither the lab nor the Department of Energy would comment on the action or identify the individuals. But the New York Times on Thursday identified three of them as Stephen Younger, head of the lab’s nuclear weapons programs; Carol Mangeng, deputy associate laboratory director for nuclear weapons; and Jon Weisheit, director the laboratory’s X Division, which designs nuclear weapons. It also said the team leader of NEST, who was not identified, was suspended.
Sources told NBC News that several of those placed on leave had been involved in U.S. efforts over the past decade to help Russia improve security for its nuclear weapons.
144 Posted on 06/16/2000 15:43:30 PDT by ohmlaw 00
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