Los Alamos Scientists Say They Are Scapegoats in Disk Security Case

Both men said they followed security procedures, but described asset tracking system as broken

"Firings of scapegoats were then essential, or a loss of public trust would be the inevitable result," they wrote.

Roark said Nanos was adamant that the investigation of the incident disks be thorough, unbiased and independent, and that lab employees would be held accountable. Roark said he thinks Nanos accomplished all these goals.