http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020807/ap_wo_en_po/us_missing_laptops_2 [Again in a time where child abductions are finally getting the media attention they deserve, I still watch my laptop better than some of the parents were watching their own kids in Las Vegas. With over 400 missing DoJ and INS laptops and now two CENTCOM laptops, it makes you really wonder how this happens. - WK] Wed Aug 7, 2:38 PM ET TAMPA, Florida - Two laptop computers are missing from the military command center coordinating the war in Afghanistan, including one with classified information, officials said Wednesday. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the computers' possible theft from U.S. Central Command, office spokesman Maj. Mike Richmond said. The computers disappeared Thursday. Central Command would not release further details, such as what information was stored on the computers and what office or person was responsible for them. Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news conference at the Pentagon that one of the computers contained classified information. He said it was too soon to say whether the computers were simply missing or stolen. "The good news is that they were in a single room that is tightly controlled, where access is tightly controlled," Myers said. Central Command, led by Army Gen. Tommy Franks, is responsible for U.S. security interests in the Middle East. It oversees the continuing military operation in Afghanistan and has been deeply involved in planning for a widely expected U.S. effort to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Just this week, a government audit was released that showed the Justice Department lost 400 computers last year. Most belonged to the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and many had classified information. The agencies said poor tracking of equipment was likely to blame, not theft. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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