Lost at Los Alamos

The “Los Alamos National Laboratory(Los Alamos National Laboratory)”:http://www.lanl.gov/ has a reputation for losing things. “Incidents(Los Alamos Disks Slipped)”:http://www.defensetech.org/archives/000679.html took place in 2000, 2002, and 2003. But things were even more serious in 2004.
bq.In an announcement last Friday, the lab confirmed that “two items of Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM) were discovered missing from the Weapons Physics Directorate” inside the lab on July 7 during a special inventory being done for an upcoming experiment. The two disks didn’t turn up in several searches, which are continuing, according to the lab. – “Todd R. Weiss(Los Alamos lab again missing computer disks with classified data)”:http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,94586,00.html Or were they?
bq.The confusion, it turns out, was created by inventory bar codes produced for computer disks that have never been written, a department official told AFP on condition of anonymity. – “Sci-Tech Today(U.S. Admits Missing Los Alamos Disks Never Existed)”:http://www.sci-tech-today.com/scnce/story.xhtml?story_title=U-S–Admits–Missing–Los-Alamos-Disks-Never-Existed&story_id=30166&category=scnce Perhaps they should hire a librarian.