Friday, May 30, 2003
Brad Hayward (510) 987-9200


Bruce B. Darling, University of California senior vice president for university affairs and interim vice president for laboratory management, issued the following statement today (May 30) regarding new developments involving security matters at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Darling and Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio discussed these matters in detail on a telephone conference call with reporters. Additional information will be available on the LLNL web site at

Bruce B. Darling
Senior Vice President—University Affairs
Interim Vice President—Laboratory Management
University of California

“We take these incidents very seriously, and we are taking immediate and decisive actions to address them. I have been in close contact with the laboratory director about these matters. In addition to the actions already being taken by the laboratory, I am today directing that an independent external review of the management of the security function at the Livermore laboratory be undertaken.

“I also welcome the review announced today by the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the University will cooperate with that review in every way. Security is a paramount concern, and we must take all necessary steps to prevent it from being compromised in any way.”

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