Disused hard drives strewn about at Oak Ridge, says IG

David Perera reports:

Disused hard drives potentially carrying sensitive unclassified information have been scattered in unsecure locations within the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, says a new Energy Department inspector general report.

The report, dated August 16 and based on work auditors conducted from January through April of this year, says the lab has lacked internal controls to track and control desktop hard drives. The Oak Ridge national lab is managed by UT-Battelle, a partnership between the University of Tennessee and the Battelle Memorial Institute.

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Related: Energy Department inspector general report, INS-O-10-03 (.pdf)

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