Archive for October 20th, 2010

So, What’s Up With Ugov?

In October 2009, the DNI announced that the USG’s “Ugov” service would be terminated, apparently on the belief that it was an unpopular, pointless system that nobody actually used. That was incorrect, and a lot of people elsewhere in the government raised a stink, so the service got a six-month reprieve. Last I heard, the plan was to “explore alternatives”, but nuke the system somewhere in 2Q10.

The second quarter has come and gone… but ugov is still up, and there doesn’t appear to have ever been any sort of public announcement or discussion of any kind regarding its fate.

Anyone know what the current plans are? Is it still living on borrowed time? Or did the DNI grow a clue, and decide to spare the system?

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