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ID:

576

Date:

2010-07-23

Headline:

Pentagon workers tied to child porn

Reporter's name:

Bryan Bender

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Boston Globe

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Federal investigators found that dozens of officials and contractors at the Pentagon and other agencies used federal government computers to purchase and download child pornography, according to reports ranging from 2002 to 2009. One report described the violations of federal law regarding both child pornography and government computer usage as undermining the military in multiple ways.

Notes:

The Associated Press reported that the Boston Globe used FOIA to obtain documents, including 94 pages of reports, involving the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (among other organizations within the Department of Defense); the Globe also noted that many of the people identified by the Pentagon investigation had also been flagged by a 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement probe. (See "Investigation ties military workers to child porn," 7/23/10, by Anne Flaherty, http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hxZ3iv1RxTN26EjjCn4WU9copakQD9H4UG200)

Keywords:

Pentagon, Department of Defense, DOD, computer, National Reconnaissance Office, NRO, National Security Agency, NSA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, child pornography

URL:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/07/23/pentagon_workers_tied_to_child_porn/


Agencies:

DHS
DOD

States:

VA

Categories:

government property
military
technology


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