The US Air Force is probing a failure in a classified computer network at Creech Air Force Base – the command centre for US targeted drone operations – after “critical systems” were taken offline by a mysterious outage in early September, documents show. The computer network in question, called SIPRNet, is a secretive version of the internet used by the US Department of Defense and the Department of State to transmit classified information including email, video and intelligence reports. According to government contract documentation, the network remained in a state of disruption long after the outages were first reported. Military sources have not commented on the source of the problems but a spokeswoman, Major Malinda Singleton, has claimed the system is now “up and running”.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times