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Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 01:25 PM
Updated: Thursday, 01 Mar 2012, 2:12 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 01 Mar 2012, 2:12 PM EST

(FOX News) - The US military's Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on Thursday shut down access to the internet and blackberry service while work was being done to fix an unspecified problem.

The shutdown, which came around 10:00am local time, means that no one in the Pentagon has internet access. Many military downrange, including combatant commands, do not have internet either.

DISA, according to its website, is a Defense Department agency that provides command and control support to national-level leaders and joint-war fighters "across the full spectrum of operations."

The agency sent out a network-wide notification Thursday morning via email explaining that "users are experiencing problems browsing the internet due to a DISA-wide outage." As a result, the memo said, "ALL Blackberry, email web-browsing, and VPN services are affected."

People at the Pentagon told FOX they were still able to use email on their computers, but were unable to access the internet.

According to a Pentagon official familiar with network security, the outage was not in response to any kind of cyber-attack. The official said if it were an attack, "we'd all know it and DISA would have done what is called a blanket protocol, shutting down all sorts of access until they isolated the source of the attack."

A spokesman at DISA told FOX so far "there is no indication of an attack" and it is expected the internet will slowly come back online.

Technicians in the military are working to resolve the problem, which could be affecting as many as 20,000 military and civilian personnel in the Pentagon alone.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/news/internet-outage-at-pentagon-dpgonc-20120301-to_18314337#ixzz1nyegCQlY
They are being punished for grumbling about the new changes in benefits.

Odysseus
03-04-2012, 02:31 AM
They are being punished for grumbling about the new changes in benefits.

Nah, we get those all the time.

Rockntractor
03-04-2012, 02:49 AM
Nah, we get those all the time.

They take away your internet and send you to your room?http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/confused/smileys-confused-925891.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

djones520
03-04-2012, 02:54 AM
They take away your internet and send you to your room?http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/confused/smileys-confused-925891.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

It was most likely just a security update. As Ody said, stuff like this is not all that rare. When it happens to us, we make a few calls, shunt our workload off to other units, and sit back and wait for it to come back up.

Odysseus
03-04-2012, 08:02 PM
They take away your internet and send you to your room?http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/confused/smileys-confused-925891.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)
Only if I'm caught trying to find Obama's Selective Service Registration Card. :biggrin-new:

It was most likely just a security update. As Ody said, stuff like this is not all that rare. When it happens to us, we make a few calls, shunt our workload off to other units, and sit back and wait for it to come back up.

Belvoir is part of the Military District of Washington, and my organization is part of the DA Staff, so we get all of the Pentagon notices on our global. Sometimes it's an update, sometimes the system is just down, but they don't usually say why. I blame it on the International Masonic Conspiracy. :biggrin-new:

Rockntractor
03-04-2012, 08:08 PM
I blame it on the International Masonic Conspiracy. :biggrin-new:

The Greys.

djones520
03-04-2012, 08:11 PM
Only if I'm caught trying to find Obama's Selective Service Registration Card. :biggrin-new:


Belvoir is part of the Military District of Washington, and my organization is part of the DA Staff, so we get all of the Pentagon notices on our global. Sometimes it's an update, sometimes the system is just down, but they don't usually say why. I blame it on the International Masonic Conspiracy. :biggrin-new:

One of those shut downs would be nice this week. We're experiencing our MCCI, or BIG ASS INSPECTION, this week. Would be nice to just shut everything down and do nothing for a few hours.

Zeus
03-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Counter espionage. Mirrored network open the door and let the rat in for a minor piece of cheese then follow it back to it's lair.

Odysseus
03-05-2012, 02:57 AM
One of those shut downs would be nice this week. We're experiencing our MCCI, or BIG ASS INSPECTION, this week. Would be nice to just shut everything down and do nothing for a few hours.
If you want to do that, just plug your thumb drive into a USB port on your work computer and they'll shut down the network for several hours. Of course, you won't enjoy it much, but everybody else will. :biggrin-new:

Counter espionage. Mirrored network open the door and let the rat in for a minor piece of cheese then follow it back to it's lair.

Sadly, that's too clever by far for our network admins. :biggrin-new:

djones520
03-05-2012, 02:59 AM
If you want to do that, just plug your thumb drive into a USB port on your work computer and they'll shut down the network for several hours. Of course, you won't enjoy it much, but everybody else will. :biggrin-new:


Sadly, that's too clever by far for our network admins. :biggrin-new:

Make that an order, and I'll do it. :biggrin-new:

Odysseus
03-05-2012, 11:03 AM
Make that an order, and I'll do it. :biggrin-new:

Oh, hell no! When I see Leavenworth, it will be for the War College, not for crashing your network. :biggrin-new:

Adam Wood
03-05-2012, 11:17 AM
In related news, thousands of workers at the Pentagon set personal best scores at solitaire on Thursday....

Odysseus
03-05-2012, 12:00 PM
In related news, thousands of workers at the Pentagon set personal best scores at solitaire on Thursday....

The image that the various DOIMs have for DOD computers removes the games. That's why they issue us BlackBerries with Brick-Breaker and Klondike on them.