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.
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.