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Nsa's Home Base May Have Crappiest Web Site Ever

By Wired

January 12, 2011



Through the gates of Fort George Meade pass the most powerful technical minds that the government employs. But Fort Meade's website contains pixelized, faux-shaded green fonts and a two-column descending-text template not seen since the days of GeoCities.

Yes, Fort Meade, a 5,400-acre complex less than an hour’s drive outside of Washington. Home of the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command, the Navy's new cyberfleet. The nerve center of a sprawling surveillance apparatus and the place the military turns for defending its networks against hackers or malicious insider threats.

You would know absolutely none of this from the ersatz Fort Meade that exists on the Internet, which doesn't appear to have benefited from the coding expertise of its many, many residents.

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