by Kate Dixon

from NewsMakingNews Website


The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is operated by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States military or the FBI are not employed to guard the LANL'S top nuclear secrets. Private firms, who do not take the military or FBI loyalty oath to the United States, are employed instead.


Wackenhut and Protection Technology Los Alamos, Inc.

So far, the USA and the media have not called them to task as why the total breakdown in the security at LANL occurred on their watch. NewsMakingNews breaks the story:

From 1984 to the present, The Wackenhut Corporation has had a contract with the Department of Energy to provide "management and operation support services" for the DOE'S Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (formerly the Central Training Academy). . . .

From 1990 to the present, The Wackenhut Corporation has had a contract with the Department of Energy "to provide the DOE with technical and administrative services in support of the Accelerated Access Authorization Program, to include psychological assessments, drug testing/urinalysis, medical records review and counterintelligence scope polygraph examination." The Wackenhut testing center is located at: 3201 University Blvd., S.E. Ste. 103, Albuquerque, New Mexico. This Wackenhut program is called the Accelerated Access Authorization Program.

From 1992 to the present, Protection Technology Los Alamos Inc. has provided physical security services to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a subcontract worth about $26 million per year during the past four years. This contract was renewed in 1997 despite the extensive problems with LANL nuclear security which resulted in Wen Ho Lee arrest for security violations.

"Protection Technology provides more than 400 guards and other personnel provide security at Los Alamos, a U.S. Department of Energy facility. Their duties include protecting nuclear materials; providing personnel and training for tactical response teams; maintaining, monitoring and responding to sensors and alarms; guarding security stations; patrolling the 43-square-mile Laboratory; guarding transportation convoys; protecting property; operating a live firing range; and regulating parking."

Day and Zimmerman Group, Inc. a privately-held corporation, based in Philadelphia, owns and operates Protection Technology Los Alamos, Inc. Day and Zimmerman's web site states: "Day & Zimmermann's engineering and facilities' management expertise naturally expanded to include provision of highly trained professionals delivering sophisticated security programs to very sensitive installations. Protection Technology was formally founded in 1987 through consolidation of Day & Zimmermann's security services operations. We currently serve a growing number of Fortune 500 firms, Department of Energy facilities, utilities, and nuclear power generating plants throughout the United States. Delivery of 100% safe environments is our core dedication and a key "attitude" at Protection Technology."


In a recent press release Day & Zimmerman stated:

William R. Holmes, a retired Army Brigadier General, joined Day & Zimmermann in 1998. He was named president of Day & Zimmermann, Inc., formerly the Government Systems Group in 1999. This unit of The Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc. is responsible for the production, storage and demilitarization of ammunition products and provides related services to the Departments of Defense and Energy and to U.S.-approved foreign governments.

Holmes came to Day & Zimmermann after more than 30 years of U.S. Army service. During that time, he held a number of important positions in logistics and acquisitions, principally in munitions and armament systems. His final assignment was Deputy for Ammunition in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition. In that role, he was responsible for development of the Army''s annual ammunition budget and oversight of the U.S. ammunition industrial base. He also served as the Commanding General of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Additionally, his Army service included command tours in Germany, Vietnam, Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada and Seneca Army Depot, New York.

Day & Zimmermann, Inc. is a leading global provider of diversified professional, technical and personnel services encompassing the full range of engineering, construction and maintenance services; technical staffing; munitions production, logistics and disposal; facilities management; and security services. One of the world's largest and most successful privately held, family-owned and operated businesses, Day & Zimmermann was named the national family business of the year in 1998. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company is ranked 108 in Forbes magazine's listing of the top 500 private companies.

Hoover's On-line states that family of recently retired CEO Harold Yoh III has operated Day & Zimmerman since it was founded in 1901. Hoovers states:

Without getting dazed, Day & Zimmermann circles the globe providing technical and engineering consulting and construction services. It provides services such as procurement, project management, security, and staffing, mostly for defense, energy, and industrial projects. Defense projects have included assembling Tomahawk cruise missiles and anti-tank weapons. The company also operates dedicated offices for individual clients, such as its Charlotte, North Carolina, location that serves DuPont. Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is owned by the family of CEO Harold Yoh III. The company is adding to its munitions operations by acquiring Mason & Hanger Engineering, the US's oldest engineering and construction firm.

Duke University provided a good biography of Harold Yoh III:

Spike Yoh retired last month as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Day & Zimmermann Inc., a billion-dollar sales diversified professional service firm now managed by his children in Philadelphia. . . .

Spike Yoh began his professional career in 1960, joining a firm begun by his father, the H.L. Yoh Co., which merged with Day & Zimmermann in 1962. He held a variety of management positions with the firm, becoming chief executive officer in 1976 and chairman of the board in 1980. He earned a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. . . .

Spike Yoh has served as a member of the executive committee and chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Mid-Atlantic chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee; board member and vice chairman of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.; and member of regional and national committees, including continuing service on the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America.


Is the Yoh family which controls and operates Day & Zimmerman related to Bernard Yoh, now deceased, who was on the Board of Directors of Accuracy in Media, a CIA front?

Public Information Research (PIR) provided biographical data about Bernard Yoh:

Bernard Yoh also has a history of intelligence and military work. He is/was a professor of psychological warfare at the Air Force University in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a hit man for the Shanghai police during the Sino-Japanese war and organized the South Vietnamese counterinsurgency forces during the Vietnam War. In the 1964 Brazilian coup, Yoh advised the Brazilian generals.(2,6) (Click to read entire PIR article.) (Click to see PIR Name Base connections for Bernard Yoh.)

Bernard Yoh was well-connected to Reed Irvine who served on the Council for National Policy. Bernard Yoh "contributed regularly to the Unification Church publication Rising Tide and was a strong supporter of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the South Korean government." (Click to read entire article.)


Wackenhut was founded by George Wackenhut, FBI agent, who obtained Wackenhut's first big job, when it worked as the investigator for Clay Shaw, accused by Jim Garrison in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Since then, Wackenhut Corporation has become of the world's top security and investigation firms.

Wackenhut was investigated by Congress in regard to its dirty trick campaign against persons who protested the Alyeska pipeline.

Wackenhut recently was charged in Texas with running private prison facilities where inmates were raped and beaten (60 Minutes June 2000.)

Wackenhut is known as the "CIA's CIA." At the Cabazon Indian reservation, Wackenhut engaged in biological and munitions research with black cover operatives. On its board of directors, in the past, was William Casey, former CIA director. Its current board of directors is a who's who list of right wing intelligence operatives.

In Alameda County, California Wackenhut provides "food and other services" at the Santa Rita County jail in Dublin, and provides investigation services for the Emery Unified School Board which ran the human pain experiments on school children for the University of California, San Francisco. Wackenhut's job in Emeryville was to silence the molested students who were injured by the pain experiments and the perverted teaching staff which permitted the experiments and themselves administered pain and molestation.

Wackenhut provides services for many other Bay area public entities and private firms. An excellent description of Wackenhut's services and history is contained in an article printed in Spy Magazine. (See below.) The Wackenhut Corporation is the "grand central station" of dirty intelligence operations. (Click to see Wackenhut's connections. - Click to see George Wackenhut's connections.)

The two discs which were "lost" at the LANL have been found behind a copy machine. Who is being questioned? The media has yet to report that the security firms involved have been questioned at all! Or are these security firms conducting the investigation?

A prime question in the LANL investigation is what was and is the role of Wackenhut and Protection Technology Los Alamos, Inc. and Day & Zimmerman and the Yoh family?

It's time to let the United States military enlisted persons perform security at the laboratories. These private investigation firms have their own for-profit agendas and other personal agendas.

Only the military is qualified to perform these services at the laboratories, because it is subject to the oath of loyalty to the United States of America. If a military person breaks that oath, the remedy is likely to be sure and swift pursuant to the Code of Military Justice....