Ever since 9-11, everyone has been clamoring for business with the US Government. Business is booming in and around Washington, and everyone who wants to bid on work must run through the venerable General Services Administration. Unfortunately, that organization is running a system woefully lacking in security.
It isn’t the first time the government hasn’t paid attention to their own shop. A spammer is now going to jail after bouncing his mail off government servers, and that is just news from the last week.
The government needs to wake up and smell the coffee. While they clamor to peek into Americans’ private lives, driven by groupthink paranoia, they are sitting on holes in their own systems big enough to drive trucks through.