Flash drives allowed for many DOD workers

06/24/2013 | Reuters

Portable data storage devices are in use by many Pentagon employees, despite a departmental ban on the drives, the Department of Defense says. The exceptions to the ban on flash drives are needed, the Pentagon says, because they're key to updating software or managing help desk services. The ban is in place to prevent security breaches and viruses, but there may be thousands of exceptions to it, the department says.

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