I'm sure I'll be modded down for saying it, but it needs to be said. Free speech is damn free in this country, and I'm glad we're going to even further lengths to protect it!
I'm not saying this is the case everywhere, however I'd say it's more common than not.
Something tells me the network admins for that government department must have been doing the same thing, or were incompetent, or playing WoW (or maybe some hellish combination).
Some of us do both.
Why would anyone want to be stuck with FAT? There are several great file systems in use these days.