Monday, April 10, 2006
Air Force makes available security details of AF1
Air Force reacted with alarm last week after The Chronicle told the Secret Service that a government document containing specific information about the anti-missile defenses on Air Force One and detailed interior maps of the two planes -- including the location of Secret Service agents within the planes -- was posted on the Web site of an Air Force base.Amazing incompetence in every corner of our national security apparatus these days. First pedophiles run amok in DHS and now IT personal unable to figure out basic web security. For AF1 no less. (or is there a more sinister motive afoot among the rank-n-file of the military?)
As of Friday, the document was still posted online.
Leon Panetta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton: "If I were still chief of staff, I would order the damned site (to) pull it down."
I work in the IT realm of the Fed Govt, part of which is web related. And let me tell you, we are constantly having to focus on security. I mean in the sense of requirements to met and training to take. And this is only concerning basic science data and our servers. Something is wrong when there are so many holes in the security of this nation's security infrastructure. I am still going with the simple answer, that gross negligence abounds. But I am being to wonder...