The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy responded to an assessment of U.S. energy security with a management alert calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to do a better job of keeping internal reports from being leaked. In an April 9 memo, the inspector general blamed the breakdown on the misclassification of sensitive information and the storage of classified documents on insecure electronic devices. Meanwhile, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama said a physical attack on key substations would have a "low probability" of working.

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