Defense Systems Suffer

Defense Systems Suffer

The damage caused by the terrorist-commandeered jetliner that crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11 will surely include lost data and impaired defense systems, said John Stenbit, Defense Department chief information officer. Some data is easily replaceable and some is not, he said.

The Pentagon sustained structural damage between corridors 2 and 6, where the aircraft struck the building. A fire worked its way through other parts of the building.

"There are places here that don't exist anymore," Stenbit said during a press briefing.

Of two major communications links into the Pentagon, one went down and had to be restored. But it's too soon to determine everything that was lost, he said.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.