I1 ' n n *CL S ~ , NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION <@! 4 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 0 'JN D a<\' I Case Number: I06100037 Page 1 of 1 f This investigation was initiated based upon information received that an NSF employee's' computer contained numerous inappropriate file names and pornographic images. A computer forensic examination found that no child pornography existed on the drive. However, the hard drive did contain a large amount of inappropriate sexually explicit files. The employee was interviewed and acknowledged having visited inappropriate adult web sites containing pornographic material from his NSF computer. Additionally, this employee downloaded various files to the hard drive of the NSF computer. He stated that he understood that these activities were inappropriate at work. The employee acknowledged that he was familiar with NSF's personal use policy for use of government equipment and that he has participated in the Agency's Computer Security Training. A report of investigation was submitted to the appropriate NSF official3 for action. The , employee was reprimanded4 for his actions and received a counseling letter. The official:^ decision was sent for review and while awaiting a final decision on this matter, the employee was terminated for his absence without leave (AWOL).~ II I NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
NSF Employee Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-10-15.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)