Scary News From the Department of Energy
From Government Computer News:
At least 18 pieces of “computer processing equipment,” including at least one laptop, are missing from the Energy Department’s Office of Intelligence (IN), and department officials do not know whether any of it was used for or contained classified information, according to a new report [.pdf] from DOE’s inspector general. ...
- Officials could not locate 18 items of sensitive computer processing equipment and were unable to determine if the missing items had been used to process classified information
- Officials had not reported missing sensitive property to the Office of Security and
- More than 280 pieces of sensitive property had not been entered into the IN’s inventory records.
Among the unreported missing items were 11 that have been missing for nearly a year. The failure to report the missing equipment is not surprisingly in direct violation of DOE protocol.
In response to the report, Rolf Mowatt-Larsen, Director of DOE Office of Intelligence, has pledged 100% resolution of the discrepancies by next month. So far, only 5 of the 18 missing items have turned up.
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