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Re: Benefits of Outsourced Security

It's caused a fair amount of outrage here, as you can imagine. A few years ago this would have been unthinkable, but no more.

But while guards were fired over it, and contractors let go, the Federal employees responsible were only reassigned.

said by KNS :
The statement provided to the News Sentinel also said a "relevant" federal official at the National Nuclear Security Administration's oversight office at Y-12 had been temporarily reassigned, pending outcome of an investigation launched by the department's health, safety and security chief Glenn Podonsky.
DOE is the group that replaced guards and dogs with contractors and automated tech. There's still some question as to whether the tech itself failed - DOE says alarms were set off, the guards swear they weren't.

And NNSA is still backing cutting the number of guards:

said by KNS :
Despite the unprecedented security breach last weekend, the Oak Ridge security contractor — WSI-Oak Ridge — reportedly plans to continue forward with plans to eliminate about 50 security jobs, including 34 security police officers at Y-12.

Steven Wyatt, a spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said a federal review supported the job cuts. The NNSA did an Oak Ridge review last year to see where security costs could be reduced.