Deepwater churning around unencrypted data

Friday, 18 May 2007, 12:18 AM EST

The most sensitive and highly classified data communicated over the nation's internal computer networks remains at risk for exposure, according to key witnesses in the government's investigation into the United States Coast Guard's Deepwater procurement program.

According to Michael DeKort, a former lead systems engineer at Lockheed Martin who has become the primary whistleblower in the Deepwater case, and James Atkinson, an electronic intelligence expert hired by Congress to look into security issues with communications equipment purchased as part of the program, radios using encryption insufficient to protect classified government information remain in use by the Coast Guard today.

At Computerworld.

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