Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Dude, Where's Your PC?

Do you know where all of your company's computers are?
The U.S. Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Directorate doesn't. In fact, the intelligence agency -- which is tasked with protecting sensitive data and operations against espionage by foreign entities -- is missing 20 computers that may contain classified data, according to an inspection report issued last week by the DOE's Office of the Inspector General.

At least 14 of the computers were known to have processed classified information, the report says. The Counterintelligence Directorate's inventory records "were so imprecise and inaccurate that [the agency] had to resort to extraordinary means to locate an additional 125 computers."

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