Monday, February 12, 2007

Lost laptops. . .and weapons!

CNN - FBI loses laptops with classified information
The FBI lost at least 10 laptop computers containing classified information during a four-year period ending in 2005, the Justice Department's inspector general has found.

The 10 were among the 160 laptops lost or stolen during a 44-month period ending September 30, 2005, Inspector General Glenn Fine reported. Along with the laptops, an equal numbers of weapons were also missing.
One's initial response might be that this sounds bad, but you haven't heard the best part yet:
The report said the number of missing items, while still a problem, represents a sharp improvement since a 2002 audit, which found more than 300 laptops and 300 weapons lost or stolen during the previous 28-month period.
Now as a percentage of the total laptops and weapons they are responsible for, this may seem small, but it still seems like it is way higher than it should be considering the sensitive nature of the items in question.

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