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Dr. Edward Teller's Remarks on Secrecy

(Photo credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

Dr. Edward Teller initially gained fame as a major contributor to the Manhattan Project and eventually became colloquially known as the father of the hydrogen bomb. A talented scientist, Dr. Teller helped co-found Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which has a mission of strengthening national security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering, and is principally sponsored by the United States Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Dr. Teller prepared some remarks on secrecy in preparation for a meeting in 1989 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. See Remarks.

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Smyth Report and Tolman Committee Reports

The Department of Energy's Office of Classification and Office of History and Heritage Resources have joined together in a collaborative effort to make available documents which constitute the very beginnings of declassification efforts and classification/declassification guidelines, which began as part of the Manhattan Project, and formed the basis for the Department's classification/declassification efforts. See Reports.