There are laws that apply to Sandia and its operations. And there are lots of published internal policies
Unfortunately, management at Sandia often acts as if it is above those laws and policies. Some of the violations may be accidental, but many appear deliberate.
Most organizations, when faced with notice of a law or policy violation, do what they can to rectify the situation and make sure it will never happen again. Sandia’s reactions are more often indicative of paranoid and incompetent management: they try to hide the problem, dismiss it, and pretend it never happened. Instead of making things better, they seem determined to make them worse.
Here are examples of Sandia breaking the law and its own policies:
- Knowingly breaking federal lobbying laws
- Violating their own policies to give some employees raises of more than 100%
- Ignoring national security laws about classified information