I take your point, but frankly, anyone who connects command & control system to an external network, let alone The Internet is just asking for trouble. I can see remote access out-of-band, using dialback and caller ID screening. Also, we cannot let ourselves get stampeded into more regulation by fearmongering like this. Folks who take the time to think about it will realize that this rapidly becomes a game of diminishing returns. If you think the budget deficit's big now, just wait until we add a new agency, and regulations for them to enforce. I might add that we are going to trust the Fed to get it right, and these are the people who could not get systems implemented for the IRS, the FAA, etc. Need I go on? Ah, but I hear you say, they can hire some of the best and brightest consultants in the business! Sure, but they've done that before as well. How's that new FBI case management system working out for ya, Sparky?