Monday, July 07, 2008

FBI Headquarters Can't Handle 'Sensitive Info'

Noah Shachtman writes on Danger Room:

The FBI has had all sorts of embarrassing infrastructure issues, in recent years: G-men without e-mail, computers gone missing, crook-catching database projects falling apart. The latest insult comes from a Senate Appropriations Committee report, which notes that the Bureau's headquarters "does not meet the... criteria for a secure Federal facility capable of handling intelligence and other sensitive information."

The FBI "has the lead responsibility for domestic surveillance of foreign intelligence and suspected terrorist targets. So it seems like a rather crippling defect that the J. Edgar Hoover Building... cannot satisfy government standards for storage and use of classified intelligence records," Secrecy News' Steven Aftergood observes, ever-so-dryly.

More here.


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