Friday, October 14, 2016

U.S. Air Force Investigating Why Their Top Secret Computer System At A Key Drone Base Crashed

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits in a hanger at Creech Air Force Base. © Josh Smith / Reuters

Buzz Feed: Air Force Investigating Outage Of Classified Computer System At Key Drone Base

The outage, discovered by BuzzFeed News, preceded a series of high profile disasters overseas in September. US officials will not say if there is a connection. “The investigation into the issue is ongoing.”

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is investigating the failure of its classified computer network at Creech Air Force Base, a key nerve center for worldwide drone and targeted killing operations, BuzzFeed News has learned. The network, which crashed in early September, has not been completely rebuilt, according to US government contracting records.

Military officials would not say whether the critical failure was due to internal technical issues, a cyberattack, or something else. “The investigation into the issue is ongoing,” said Maj. Malinda Singleton, an Air Force spokesperson, declining to comment further.

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