[funsec] FBI: You've Got Mail -- NOT!

Jeff Rosowski rosowskij at ie.ymp.gov
Tue Mar 21 12:41:59 CST 2006


fbiagent306 at gmail.com

> Sounds good to me. It means they save the huge costs of having an
> email account. Hopefully, they also take away their telephone, fax
> machine and allow them to use only one postage stamp per month.
>
> It reminds me of the Computer Crime Unit in 1990 or thereabouts, where the
> only computer they had between the lot of them was an Amstrad 1512 that
> they'd confiscated from a perp.
>
> On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Fergie wrote:
>
>> This is, in my opinion, an outrageous situation if it is true.
>>
>> Via CNN.
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> Budget constraints are forcing some FBI agents to operate without e-mail accounts, according to the agency's top official in New York.
>>
>> "As ridiculous as this might sound, we have real money issues right now, and the government is reluctant to give all agents and analysts dot-gov accounts," Mark Mershon said when asked about the gap at a New York Daily News editorial board meeting.
>>
>> "We just don't have the money, and that is an endless stream of complaints that come from the field," he said.
>>
>> FBI officials in Washington denied that cost-cutting was putting agents at a disadvantage.
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> More:
>> http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/03/20/fbi.email.ap/index.html
>>
>> - ferg
>>
>>
>> --
>> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
>>  Engineering Architecture for the Internet
>>  fergdawg at netzero.net or fergdawg at sbcglobal.net
>>  ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
>>
>>
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