FBI agents will no longer use “Windows Server” to protect sensitive information, the FBI’s public affairs office announced Tuesday.
The FBI announced the change in a post on its website.
It said agents “can no longer utilize a ‘windows’ server for their personal data protection efforts.”
The FBI is currently using a private cloud-based server for classified information.
In a separate statement, the Office of the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community said that the FBI will no long use “windows” to handle classified information because of its “complex and challenging” requirements.
The change comes after the FBI admitted in a federal lawsuit last month that its use on a private server had not been approved by the agency’s chief information security officer.FBI Director James Comey, who was the director from 2014 to 2017, told Congress that he would not allow his agency to use “a single-use password to secure sensitive information.”
The change is the latest in a series of changes Comey has made to his agency’s use of the term “windows server” since taking office in 2016.