GAO: FBI Network Not Very Secure
from the shocking dept
The Government Accountability Office continues to break through the political clutter with its reports on what's really going on. The latest in a long series of reports notes that the FBI's new Trilogy data network "place sensitive information transmitted on the network at increased risk of unauthorized disclosure or modification, and could result in a disruption of service." Should this really comes as a surprise? After all, this is the same FBI that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a computer system that was late, overbudget and useless at tracking terrorists -- which was eventually scrapped entirely before researchers who examined its security could kick off a crime spree to celebrate how useless the system was. After completely ditching the old useless system, the government set aside another $500 million for this new system -- but apparently forgot to do anything to make sure that the system was actually useful. While it's nice that the GAO is actually pointing out how bad the new system is, wouldn't it be nice if there were some actual accountability from the folks who both commissioned and built the systems?