Pentagon to staff: Stop watching porn at work

Now, we know that MPAA employees love The Pirate Bay, but who would’ve thought that the folks at the Pentagon had such a passion for porn? Well, a new memo from the director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) says that they’re coming down hard on their randy staff.

Now, the MDA is supposed to be watching out for us by improving the US’ missile defense systems, but it seems that they’re actually spending more time firing their own rockets (hubba hubba). Or, as Executive Director John James Jr. puts it, “engaging in inappropriate use of the MDA network.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, James’ memo gets down and dirty with the details:

“Specifically, there have been instances of employees and contractors accessing websites, or transmitting messages containing pornographic or sexually explicit images. 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.”

Employees are being told to clean up their act, or else face ‘appropriate’ disciplinary action. Ouch. Of course, it's not just because they're goofing off on the job – even if it is unprofessional, that’s not the real problem, according to an MDA spokesman. The memo was really sent out because of “a few people downloading material from some websites that were known to have had virus and malware issues.”

Finally, Bloomberg got their hands on some top-secret information from a government ‘cybersecurity specialist;’ speaking anonymously, he says that many pornographic websites are – get this – infected by malware (who'da thunk it? It's good to see our tax dollars at work). Some of that malware is actually engineered by foreign intelligence agencies (cough Russia cough) to help them gain entry into government networks. 

Apparently it's a well known fact that American government employees can't keep their hands out of their pants while on the job. But for our sake, we really do hope that the memo gets the point across; we'd hate to see some baddies make the Pentagon's networks ahem, 'go down'.

Via: MSNnow
Source: Bloomberg

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