It's not just body armor that the Army is scrimping on; it's also the software and know-how needed to remove undesirable websites. From hackcanada.com comes this transcription of an Army Sergeant looking for help in removing an Army Chaplain's travelogue webpage. Excerpt from the Sergeant's plea:
Ok here is the scoop, The Person that posted the page is an Army Chaplain, now we have a way of taking the site down but if we do that in means contacting a department that is higher up and will result in him getting in a lot of trouble over something he has done unintentional. Some of the information on the page that is not allowed includes talking about flight schedules, the runway the planes landed on and any information about the base itself. To the enemy that base does not officialy exist. So you can see that if this gets reported higher to be taken care of, He could be in real trouble and possibly loose his commission and be kicked out.
My imidiate command, i.e. my supervisor, his sup., and his sup. all had come to me to see if I was able to take it down to keep him out of trouble. Now I know this is usually concidered a crime however if it had been me doing it or someone like me in the miliitary for security reasons then no, we would not get in trouble for it.
This reminds me of the e-mail one of our DJs received a few years ago, looking for MP3s of the band Happy Flowers so he could use it as an interrogation aid against prisoners. I blogged about that here.