GAO: 1990/1991 DoD Intrusion by "Dutch Hackers"

Brian Martin filed this request with the General Accounting Office (gao) of the United States of America.
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From: Brian Martin


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The original report generated by the General Accounting Office (GAO) regarding the intrusion of Department of Defense (DoD) between April 1990 and May 1991 by "Dutch hackers". This includes any information about the computer vulnerabilities used to compromise the computers in question. Jack L. Brock Jr. gave congressional testimony regarding this investigation on or around November 20, 1991 in which he stated: "At your request, our work focused on hacker intrusions into Department of Defense (DOD) unclassified, sensitive computer systems during Operation Desert Storm/Shield. My testimony today is based on our review of intrusions by a group of Dutch hackers into Army, Navy, and Air Force computer systems. In particular, we conducted a detailed review of the hacker intrusions and system administration responsibilities at three DOD sites. While our focus was on unclassified, sensitive systems, some of the systems penetrated by this group of hackers did not contain sensitive information." Reference: https://www.gao.gov/assets/110/104234.pdf

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brian Martin

From: General Accounting Office (gao)

PRI-21-016

Dear Mr. Martin:

We have received your request and are processing it in accordance with our regulations concerning the availability of GAO records to the public, contained in 4 C.F.R. Part 81. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please call or email me and reference the "PRI" case number at the top of this e-mail.

Sincerely yours,

Stephen E. Chappell
Government Information Specialist,
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Audit Policy & Quality Assurance
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Washington, DC 20548
(202) 512-2513

'It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry." Thomas Paine

From: General Accounting Office (gao)

PRI-21-016

Mr. Brian Martin
MuckRuck News
Dept. MR 104705
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Dear Mr. Martin:

On behalf of the Chief Quality Officer, this email responds to your November 08, 2020, request for a copy of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report regarding the intrusion of the Department of Defense (DoD) between April 1990 and May 1991 by "Dutch hackers".

Your email request refers to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552. As an agency responsible to the Congress, GAO is not subject to FOIA. However, GAO's disclosure policy follows the spirit of the act consistent with GAO's duties and functions as an agency with primary responsibility to the Congress. Attached for your information is a copy of our regulations concerning the availability of GAO records to the public, which are contained in 4 C.F.R. Part 81.

Based on the information you provided, we searched our publications database and were unable to locate a GAO report responsive to your request.

Sincerely yours,

Stephen E. Chappell
Government Information Specialist,
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Audit Policy & Quality Assurance
441 G Street, NW, Room 5F13
Washington, DC 20548
(202) 512-2513

'It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry." Thomas Paine

From: Brian Martin

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brian Martin

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