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  • Front Matter
    The Laboratory in the News
    Commentary by David Cooper
  • Feature Articles
    Making Information Safe
    Engineering Precision into Laboratory Projects
  • Research Highlights
    Enhanced Surveillance of Aging Weapons
    A National Strategy against Terrorism Using Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Patents and Awards
  • Abstracts (see below)


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    Feature Articles

  • Making Information Safe

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    The attack of the Morris Worm one night in 1988 triggered the formation of the Computer Security Technology Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. One arm of this center, the Computer Incident Advisory Capability, manages and contains system intrusions while the other develops tools and employs strategies to safeguard systems against intrusions and pervasive hackers. Five of the advanced tools developed to deter, detect, and analyze computer security problems are described in the article.

  • Engineering Precision into Laboratory Projects

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    Since the 1950s, Lawrence Livermore has been using precision engineering to make manufacturing processes more effective. Livermore has developed a number of metrological devices and machine tools that first were used to build more effective nuclear weapons and more recently have been applied to such projects as the National Ignition Facility and extreme ultraviolet lithography for making the next generation of computer chips. Many of these tools have spun off to the private sector and are used in products that benefit us all. Livermore has long been at the forefront of precision engineering. Several Livermore engineers helped to found the American Society for Precision Engineering, and Laboratory precision engineers continue to participate in national and international efforts to establish metrology standards.


    Research Highlights

  • Enhanced Surveillance of Aging Weapons
  • A National Strategy against Terrorism Using Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • (pdf file, 318K)


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