National Nuclear Security Agency loses twenty computers

The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Agency recently reported that twenty computers went missing. Of that, fourteen of them supposedly had classified information on them. That’s a whopping 70% of them with information that really shouldn’t have gotten out.
While senior management recognizes the problem and vows to clear it up:

A spokesman for the department, Craig Stevens, said Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman “recognizes that we need to manage this place better.”

Where have we heard this one before?
What’s interesting is that with a few bar codes with asset tags and cable locks that chain the desktops directly with the desks, there really are multiple measures that can be taken to track computer hardware. Shouldn’t classified information on hardware be locked down in a secured facility? Sometimes you have to wonder.
Via NYTimes