State Department offers $25,000 reward for missing computer

State Department offers $25,000 reward for missing computer

AUG. 11'The State Department will pay $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of a notebook computer that has been missing since January, spokesman Richard Boucher announced this week.

The notebook disappeared from a sixth-floor conference room in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington. The FBI and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security have been investigating the incident.

The missing computer might have highly classified information on its hard drive [see story at www.gcn.com/vol19_no12/news/2030-1.html].

Boucher described it as 'a black Dell laptop with a five-digit serial number ending in the letter 'Q' located on a sticker in the back near the ports.' Anyone with information is urged to call the State Department at 202-647-7277.

State will 'ensure complete confidentiality to any person who provides information in this matter,' Boucher said.

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