Monday, July 22, 2013

Can You Hear Me Now? - U.S. Marshals Lose Millions of Dollars Worth Of Two-Way Radios

Encrypted radios in wrong hands could be major security breach

The U.S. Marshals Service -- in charge of Federal Witness Protection Program --  has lost track of approximately 2,000 encrypted two-way radios worth millions of dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

"We believe that this issue is in large part attributable to poor record keeping..." U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade

Marshals told the Wall Street Journal they were worried not only about wasted money, but also about prospect of criminals getting hold of the radios and using them to gain access to privileged law enforcement activities.

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