Published on January 26th, 2013 | by -swansong-1
Sandy Hook Shooting: DOD Department of Defense Monitors Bloggers
Each of us knows that various governments have spared little expense in recent years doing their best to monitor the activities of social media and the ever expanding sphere of personal blogging.
It would appear that we, here at Insane Media, have had our first taste of this monitoring in our short life.
I was doing my regular weblog checks, when I stumbled across a very interesting ISP, we had a visit from an IP that belongs to the DoD Network Information Center. They visited our Sandy Hook Dawn Hochsprung Cache Evidence article.
Organization for management
DoD Intel Information Systems
# Query terms are ambiguous The query is assumed to be.:
# “N 22.214.171.124″
# Use “?” To get help.
# The following results may also be obtained via:
# Http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;? Q = 126.96.36.199 showDetails = true & showARIN = false & ext = netref2
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
CIDR: 220.127.116.11 / 8
NetType: Direct Allocation
OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
Address: 3990 E. Broad Street
OrgTechName: Network DoD
# Available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
A rather basic internet search turned up the following organizations all sharing the same address:
3990 E BROAD ST, BLDG 21
COLUMBUS, OH 43213-1152
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) take pride in serving the men and women who defend America. We take our contribution to national defense seriously.
Also at this address…
Missile Defense Agency
We are looking for both technical and administrative men and women to help develop the most advanced defensive arsenal in history. We have a full range of jobs for everyone from experienced career professionals and recent college graduates to student interns.
And also at this address…
Defense Supply Center Columbus
To provide best value logistics and contract
management support to America’s Armed
Forces, in peace and war… around the clock,
around the world.
Right Item, Right Time, Right Place,
Every Time … Best Value Solutions for
DISA is a Combat Support Agency comprised of 16,000 people – military, federal civilian, and our contractor partners. We connect the enterprise – the forces, users, and partners globally, from user to user – where information is produced and consumed at speeds and in quantities never before imagined. Together with our partners, we provide the network, computing infrastructure, and enterprise services to support information sharing and decision making no matter where the information is located or sourced. We facilitate use of real time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information to enable information exchange between the producer and the shooter.
The Network Name is DODIIS – Department of Defense, Intelligence Information System:
The Department of Defense (DOD) Intelligence Information System (DODIIS) defines the standards for intelligence systems and applications interoperability. The DODIIS provides, within limits, an integrated strategic to tactical user environment for performing identical intelligence functions on compatible systems. This DIA managed program incorporates the DISN secure networks under a single architecture. The system’s primary components include the SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), the JWICS, and the JDISS.
In addition, the information system will support “views” into a global data model. Analysts (and applications) will be able to specify relevant subsets of the total data available. Imagery analysts could, for example, use a predefined “Imagery Data” view. The analyst could also specify data categories for a tailored view composed of a combination of imagery, relevant free-text messages, broadcast television news reports, and maps.
The Columbus Recruiting Battalion headquarters is located in Columbus, Ohio in the heart of the central Ohio. Recruiting companies are situated in Ohio, West Virginia, and northern Kentucky. Headquarters is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Pennsylvania to the east and Kentucky/West Virginia to the south.
Now that we have firmly determined the residents of the address associated with the IP address that visited our site, now might be a good time to ask, what part(s) of the site did they visit, and why?
Their visit focused on the contents of our investigation into the curious statement to press by the late Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School on the day of the tragic events in Newtown.
Details of that story may be found here.
What was it about this particular story that caught the attention of the DoD?
From other blogs I collected the following information:
..it is pretty disturbing to think the Department of Defense would feel empowered to spy on Americans in this way, as this scheme can’t help but do. Doing a little Googling on this particular institution returns a few more disturbing stories. This same center is apparently guilty of hacking into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
The Obama Hustle: Big Brother Obama Is Spying on Bloggers
The Department of Justice, voted in committee to advance regulations requiring Internet service providers to retain your account information. This information preserved would include not just your IP address, but customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers and bank account numbers as well.
While we are deeply flattered to be receiving attention from such noteworthy orgs at such an early stage of our development we did think it best to share this information.
The Dawn Hochsprung article was my first attempt at writing for Insane Media. I was hopeful it would be seen to contain well researched and thought provoking information. Well, I guess, if It’s good enough for the Department of Defense that’s good enough for me.