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Report finds more feds watching porn while on the job

A follow-up investigation finds that more federal employees are watching pornography at work.

Despite efforts by federal managers to monitor internet usage, federal workers continue to gain access to illicit images on government-issued computers, according to a recent Washington D.C. News Channel 4 investigation.

It that found 50 cases of large-scale or criminal pornography viewing at 12 agencies since 2015, including several where employees acknowledged spending many hours of their work days surfing for pornography.

The report noted several cases; such as a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center employee who was arrested for suspected purchasing of child pornography; a National Archives employee who received a one-day suspension for uploading pornography on a National Archives computer; and a Federal Trade Commission worker who made 26,000 searches for the terms “sex, nude or Asian.”

The investigation team completed a similar investigation last year and found that about 100 workers admitted to surfing porn while on the job.

Investigators used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the records of cases of "egregious on-the-job pornography viewing" at 12 large federal agencies that were already investigated by gated by internal agency inspectors general.

View the report here.

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