Friday, January 27, 2006
By HEATHER CLARK | Associated Press
January 27, 2006
The recorded conversations and radio transmissions were between managers at Protection Technologies Los Alamos and the firm's security staff, other lab or Department of Energy employees and people outside the lab, said the DOE Inspector General's report. Protection Technologies provides security for the nuclear weapons lab.
Telephone beep tones _ an acceptable way to alert callers that a conversation is being recorded _ were disabled, the report said.
Lab spokesman Jim Fallin said Friday the beeps were disabled by technicians who were upgrading the recording system. Protection Technologies managers didn't know at the time time that the beeps were missing, Fallin said.