MDA: Stop watching porn at work

The Missile Defense Agency issued a warning to its employees in July to stop surfing porn sites with government computers, according to a Bloomberg report.

Executive Director John James Jr. had to issue a memo to employees telling them to stop watching porn at work and sending pornographic pictures and messages from their MDA computers. James went on to explain that those employees who continue to spend time looking at the wrong rockets risk losing their security clearances, suspensions, and even their jobs.

Bloomberg’s Tony Capaccio obtained the memo discovering it was issued after only six out of more than 8,000 employees at MDA were caught surfing porn sites. Software that protects against cyber attacks also alerted the authorities to visits to these websites since so many are laced with viruses and malware downloads.

Chase Cunningham, chief of cyber analytics at Sterling, Virginia-based Decisive Analytics Corporation, told Bloomberg that sites with high-quality imagery, porn or not, run as risks for harboring cyber attacks as hackers can hide malicious code on the sites used to hack unsuspecting users.

30 Comments on "MDA: Stop watching porn at work"

  1. ANOTHER GREAT WASTE TAX PAYER $- BarackObama LOST his license 2 practice LAW in the State of ILLINOIS —Y is the QUESTION?
    rumor says Barry USED A FAKE IDENTITY when APPLYING 2 THE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION- MO lost hers as well 4 SOMETHING SO IMMORAL the Federal Judge told her 2 ''SURRENDER'' her LICENSE or FACE an EXTENDED VISIT 2 PRISON——these are NOT GOOD PEOPLE.

  2. Curse from Osama Bin Laden !?!… or an inspiration for how to remain FIT spending days/nights of decades in bunker & caves!!!…

  3. Total lack of discipline.

  4. Meanwhile, while they are messing with crap like this. Some disgruntled private is selling all the MDA info to Wikileaks……..

  5. I am sorry there still people around who need to be told not to serf for porn at work. To government employees, please remember to wipe the keyboards with disinfectant wipes every shift.

    Also, nice image choice for this post.

  6. It amazes me that the common office jockey doesent realize EVERYTHING he does from a work computer is monitored. Here we have defense contractors with higher clearance than your basic underling…. those guys really should know better.

    I think MDA are being far too kind… they should clean house. I would welcome the opportunity to take over for some jackass who would rather surf porn than work.

  7. Out of all the government agencies where this might be going on they focus on MDA?

    Makes you wonder if there is an agenda in this report.

  8. Too many jokes….

  9. as Lowell George once said, "I got a rocket in my pocket".

  10. These people have a mental and moral problem. I really think that we need to expect more from these at MDA or any govenmental department. If they have so much time on their hands to surf porn; we are doing something seriously wrong. That kind of stuff will rot your brain, and ruin your life. Actions like this in the public sector will get you fired in a heart beat.
    Cheers

  11. remember when they used to paint the pin up girls on the planes back in the WW2 days…

  12. Oh, those are just research for pictures to be painted on the new (sea/air) crafts.

  13. No hookers on TDY; no surfing for porn on government computers; no gambling in the office; no sleeping at your desk; no drinking alcohol during the duty day; no sex with anyone while at work–how are you supposed to get through the day? These jobs are pretty boring, you know..

  14. Interesting photo you chose for this article. Couldn't find any trains in a tunnel?

  15. Not to worry – General (loser) Wesley Clark will take care of the situation (lol)!

  16. Just fire them without severance and say why. Word will get around, and more effective than a warning letter. Better if they fired the bottom 10% of performers as well — way too much dead wood(!) in the government, where it takes nearly an act of Congress to fire anyone.

  17. Just fire them without severance and say why. Word will get around, and more effective than a warning letter. Better if they fired the bottom 10 percent of performers as well — way too much dead wood(!) in the government, where it takes nearly an act of Congress to fire anyone.

  18. Porn is healthy!

  19. Just lay them off. It would be easier than firing them

  20. Robert Fritts | August 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply

    Fire them for cause. This prevents further employment with DOD or DOD contractors. Make a example of them. Time to cull the herd from anything funded by the tax payers. There are plenty of quality folks waiting to take their places. Or keep them and demote them for cause to GS-1 pay. I'm sure the wifey will find out the real reason for the cut in pay in 48 hrs.

  21. Strong wrist push button good many time shoot bad bomd in air

  22. Fire these idiots.And fire those other idiots who think this is not a serious matter.And remember to fire the idiots who hire these idiots.If it's porn they want,let them find a job in that industry. I strongly resent my tax money going to their salaries. And,no,I am not a prude ,by a long shot.Just the average American with 20 years military service and just plain fed up with these jokers.

  23. Funny, this has been govt policy since computers became a tool of the trade! All govt computers I've worked with have blocks build in and if they are defeated, the managers routinely check your sites. Really grat security at Missile command!! Makes me feel secure in the knowledge that our nuke missles are in such trused hands!!

  24. FIRE THEM ALL AND START NEW WITH NEW PEOPLE, I WORK FOR THE VETERANS AFFAIRS AND IF I DID THAT I WOULD BE OUT OF A JOB AND CHARGE WITH A CRIME, ITS GOOD FOR ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES,

  25. 6 out of 8,000? There have to be more affirmative action appointees than that!

  26. If you start firing goof-offs, where will it end?

  27. Seriously, the guys and gals with their finger on the triggers think that surfing porn sites is executing sound judgement?

  28. Are you kidding? Why doesn't the MDA IT folks block the porn sites? In 2003, before blocking was implemented, a defense contractor was fired after the IT folks caught him surfing porn sites on weekend shifts. He was gone in three days. He lost his job, security clearance and wife as a result pretty much ruining his future employment prospects.

  29. I told al lthose women to stop it lookiing at NAKED MEN should be ashamed of yourselves ahhhhh! How could all you owmen be doing this especially on Work computers ?

  30. Minottx@gmail.com | January 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Reply

    SAIC has the missle defense contract …just google that up to confirm… And SAIC does permit this kind of behavior at government work sites and I have the evidence to prove it.

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