Mega Laser Shoots Itself in the Foot

How much the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) actually costs has always been a bit of a mystery. Today, there may just be some proof that LLNL has been shuffling accounts to intentionally mislead DOE and the public about the true costs of the mega laser.  Ploughshares Fund grantee Tri-Valley CAREs has just released a financial review indicating LLNL's practice of assigning NIF overhead expenses to other lab programs is "non-compliant” with rules set up to regulate government contracts.


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