The unclassified network used in the Pentagon by the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been taken offline after suspicious activity was detected:

Officials will not say exactly what happened, but the U.S. military’s Cyber Command is now investigating the matter according to Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson, a Pentagon spokesman.

So far, there is no indication any classified systems were impacted, officials say.

Dempsey and other critical senior personnel have been provided “a work around” so they can access their unclassified email, a defense official said.

Right now the focus is on “mitigating the cyber security risks we see across our impacted network,” the official said.

This cannot be good. Seems as if the military, lately anyhow, has forgotten how to properly take care of business.