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Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles

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Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles
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The guys tasked with knocking a missile out of the sky (the ol’ hitting a bullet with a bullet approach), and finding other ways to protect our country from a ballistic missile attack, have been tending to the wrong kinds of launches.

According to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, there’s a porn problem in the Pentagon (albeit a small one).

MDA has more than 8,000 employees, and less than a half- dozen were found to have accessed restricted sites or downloaded inappropriate materials…

…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.

According to the rest of the memo, the porn-watchers are subject to suspensions and termination if they continue to violate the rules.

“As we develop, test, and field an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the MDA works closely with the Combatant Commanders (e.g. Pacific Command, Northern Command, etc.) who will rely on the system to protect the United States, our forward deployed forces, and our friends and allies from hostile ballistic missile attack,” says the MDA’s about page.

That’s a serious responsibility. And all really (really, really, incredibly) lame dick jokes aside, browsing porn from computers that contain sensitive government information is probably a bad idea. If you think that a LiveJasmin popup is the worst that could happen, think again.

Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles
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  • Josh

    well if the pentagon has a problem with porn they should get rid of it instead of attacking its employees for using the internet a website is a website and if there is any problem with content then eliminate it from cyber space instead of attacking people for visiting random websites – This is a crock. If porn is unprofessional then how can you justify the money the industry makes or the prevalence of it online. Legally an employer has the obligation to protect its employees – you can not fire someone because you failed to fulfill your duty of care to an individual protecting them from malicious or pornographic material. Internet users are not the ones doing the wrong thing it is the people spying, taking/stealing money from people it is immoral and tantamount to stalking. If anyone thinks they can humiliate me or undermine my or anyone else’s integrity think again – porn may not be art but it is besides the point. It is just as bad to criticize someone for viewing internet porn or to spy on them, in fact worse than for the curious individual doing it – there is a problem but attacking the victims won’t get rid of the problem. It is the authors and inventors of the technology who have been inconsistent and are to blame – as far as I am concerned an internet user has no questions to answer to for what they do online – the internet is not the real world it is a synthetic environment and it is being widely misused not only by porno.

    Pornography infuriates me and confuses me – but I know I don’t have to be ashamed of what I have and have not seen online.

    The pentagon should have eliminated pornography years ago – the internet is a flawed and abusive technology that is being used to steal money from its users.

    People have a right to privacy online – the government and law enforcement have an obligation to preserve people’s privacy and to protect all people from harm.

    As far as I am concerned it is referenced in the media, it is discussed in television and people sexually harass people at work – and if myself or anyone else choose to research porn on the internet it is nobodies business but the individual doing it. If I am responsible for other people’s internet use I ensure that they cannot see negative things – I can’t judge people or take action for my inability to provide a safe environment. Everyone is going to see porn at one point in their lives – sex is a part of life and I don’t believe that there is a living soul that is not inclined to have the human need to research this – that is what the internet is for – if there is a problem with people misusing sexuality to exploit users with pornography then eliminate the cause don’t attack the people who spend thousands to obtain the technology and then accuse them of being unprofessional – it is not un-professional to use the internet. It is unprofessional not to fulfill duty of care to others. The internet is flawed and is used to abuse users. Users are not to blame for watching porn online! Of course there are exceptions but I don’t want to touch that topic with 50m long pole :)

    Thank You