What is: The FBI cancels its 'Jeopardy' app?
- By Wilson P. Dizard III
- Jun 23, 2005
The FBI is developing a new security training app to replace an earlier system based on the television quiz show 'Jeopardy.' The intelligence community developed the 'Jeopardy'-like computer security training system to impress on federal employees classified security protocols and other precautions, according to government security training specialists.
The televised version of 'Jeopardy' requires contestants to provide questions correlating to answers in various categories that they pick from a lighted board. Other agencies with classified computer security programs also use the 'Jeopardy' app, officials said.
The bureau declined to provide details on the content of its security awareness programs, including any questions from the game show app, because the content is sensitive. An FBI official said the bureau's Security Division also uses handheld devices and other computer-based methods in its annual security awareness training program.