Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wiener of the Week

This WotW falls under the category of "are you REALLY surprised?"

Highly sensitive details of a US military missile air defence system were found on a second-hand hard drive bought on eBay.

The test launch procedures were found on a hard disk for the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) ground to air missile defence system, used to shoot down Scud missiles in Iraq.

The disk also contained security policies, blueprints of facilities and personal information on employees including social security numbers, belonging to technology company Lockheed Martin - who designed and built the system.
This is our beloved government at work. They can't protect our State secrets...but we're supposed to believe that they can run the automobile industry, run the health care industry, and provide all of the "green" energy we could ever want. It could happen! (And pigs could fly out of my ass...)

Congratulations, Uncle! You're the Wiener of the Week.