Archive for July 12th, 2011
Germany is investigating reports that the blueprints for the future headquarters of its BND intelligence agency have gone missing.
If the report in Focus magazine is confirmed, it could pose a serious security risk – and would be a huge embarrassment for the spy agency.
The new 1.6bn euro (£1.4bn; $2.3bn) agency headquarters are currently under construction in Berlin.
The government said a commission was looking into the “serious issue”.
In its German-language report, Focus magazine quotes an unnamed intelligence official as saying the highly detailed plans had disappeared.
They purportedly show extremely sensitive aspects of the building’s construction, such as the alarm system, anti-terror installations, emergency exits, cable routes and sewers