Department of State: Planned Outage of Internet-linked Systems


Press Statement

Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 13, 2015

As a part of the Department of State’s ongoing effort to ensure the integrity of our unclassified networks against cyber attacks, the Department is implementing improvements to the security of its main unclassified network during a short, planned outage of some internet-linked systems.

The Department continues to closely monitor and respond to activity of concern on our unclassified network. Such activity is something we take very seriously. There has been no compromise of any of the Department’s classified systems, nor of our core financial, consular, and human resource systems.