Pentagon Tells Employees Not To Stream March Madness Because They’re Wasting Military Resources
On the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA tournament, basketball is televised nonstop during the workday and into prime time. Consequently, it’s one of the few sporting events that forces employers to worry that their workers are spending company time watching instead of working.
The Pentagon is no different. Ok, it’s a little different. But rather than issue a straightforward ban on March Madness streaming, the government’s military headquarters chose to guilt employees into abstaining, suggesting that doing so puts military lives at risk.
Here’s the memo, obtained by CBS News, that circulated through the building in anticipation of the annual sporting event:
JSP Notice: March Madness Video Streaming and Network Consumption
SUMMARY: March Madness is officially upon us. Your JSP support team acknowledges and appreciates that college basketball fans within the DoD are excited to cheer on their favorite teams, update brackets, and otherwise obsess over the Big Dance. In preparation for the event, JSP engineers will closely monitor bandwidth consumption and server availability to handle additional network strain as best as they can. However, it is important to remember that we share a single network and visiting non-mission essential websites degrades network performance for everyone.
Please keep in mind; if you’re streaming video to watch your favorite player shooting free throws, you’re consuming network resources that could be served to support the Warfighter.
If you experience any questions or concerns, please contact the JSP Service Desk for assistance.
Joint Service Provider (JSP)
It’s hardly believable that the Pentagon has bandwith issues considering how much America dedicates to military spending. Or that without these bandwith issues the Pentagon would be fine with you streaming cheering on Manhattan against Gonzaga at your desk.
They could have just cited this:
A Surf Camp For The Gay Community Grows In Brazil “Being good to yourself and finding community can be a powerful form of activism” “Being good to yourself and finding community can be a powerful form of activism”
Arkansas Is Already Rethinking The Law It Just Passed Allowing Guns In StadiumsEven Republicans realize they went too far with their new conceal carry bill
Gay Cowboy Stands Up To Homophobia In Rural Australia Australian rodeo is steeped in homophobia
How X Games Champions Plan To ‘Shred Hate’Action sports athletes launch an anti-bullying effort
Giant Iguana Interrupts A Pro Tennis Tournament, Stars In A Great Selfie A lizard, a chase, and one great selfie.
Kaepernick Trolls Trump With A $50,000 Donation To Meals On Wheels Who’s making America great now?
Brent Burns: Why I Fight For Military Families The San Jose Sharks Defenseman On Hockey, Heroes, And Giving Back The San Jose Sharks Defenseman On Hockey, Heroes, And Giving Back
Random Act Of Sport: Students Sink A No-Look Shot Behind Their Professor’s Back What's more impressive: the shot or the celebration after it?
Trump Says He’s The Reason NFL Teams Aren’t Signing KaepernickThe President tells supporters that teams are afraid of getting a “nasty tweet” from him