The U.S. Marshals Service has a big problem keeping track of thousands of encrypted two-ways radios and other communications equipment. That's the conclusion based on a look at internal documents.

FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports:

It's more about poor recording keeping and a new inventory management system -- not about loss, or waste or theft.

But, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal under the Freedom of Information Act, it's still a big issue.

Marshals talking to the Journal say the biggest potential problem is that criminals could get ahold of those new radios and compromise the men and women who guard judges and courthouses, go after fugitives, and run the witness protection program.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

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