Budget constraints are forcing some FBI agents to operate without e-mail accounts, according to Mark Mershon, the agency’s top official in New York. “As ridiculous as this might sound, we have real money issues right now, and the government is reluctant to give all agents and analysts dot-gov accounts.” Yes Mr. Mershon, it is ridiculous.
The FBI can fund absurd and irresponsible projects that are doomed for failure and are unmanageable, so they come up short of funds to provide every agent an email account?
Here’s a recommendation, give every FBI agent a gmail account. They’ll get 2GB of storage, spam protection, and very good indexing. And if they ever loose their email somehow (we’re about the talking FBI here), just get a court order under the guise of fighting terrorism ….