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Missile Defense Agency Employees Watch Porn At Work

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, August 5, 2012

What is wrong with those people?

Missile Defense Staff Warned to Stop Surfing Porn Sites

By Tony Capaccio – Aug 2, 2012 4:47 PM CT

The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency warned its employees and contractors last week to stop using their government computers to surf the Internet for pornographic sites, according to the agency’s executive director.

In a one-page memo, Executive Director John James Jr. wrote that in recent months government employees and contractors were detected “engaging in inappropriate use of the MDA network.”

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Standard Missile-3 is launched in Kauai, Hawaii, during a Missile Defense Agency test of its sea-based midcourse program. Photograph: U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Standard Missile-3 is launched in Kauai, Hawaii, during a Missile Defense Agency test of its sea-based midcourse program. Photograph: U.S. Navy via Getty Images

“Specifically, there have been instances of employees and contractors accessing websites, or transmitting messages, containing pornographic or sexually explicit images,” James wrote in the July 27 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

“These actions are not only unprofessional, they reflect time taken away from designated duties, are in clear violation of federal and DoD and regulations, consume network resources and can compromise the security of the network though the introduction of malware or malicious code,” he wrote.

Individuals identified as violating the rules face referral for “appropriate” disciplinary action, he wrote. They put “their security clearances in jeopardy, and are subject to suspension and removal from federal service or MDA sponsored contracts.”

Agency spokesman Rick Lehner said in an e-mail that Read the rest of this entry »

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