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Pentagon to boost
cybersecurity force

Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima

Original Article

Posted By:busterman, 1/27/2013 9:17:27 PM

The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials. The move, requested by the head of the Defense Department’s Cyber Command, is part of an effort to build an organization that until now has focused largely on defensive measures into the equivalent of an Internet-era fighting force. The command, made up of about 900 personnel, will expand to include 4,900 troops and civilians.

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Folks. You should all be worried about this. That´s all I´m going to say about it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/27/2013 9:20:31 PM     (No. 9143256)

That should make up for the 4500 they just laid off. Now they can spy on us more easily.


Reply 2 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/27/2013 10:21:25 PM     (No. 9143323)

Believe me when they say cyber security force, it likely translates into ´check the box´ security jobs. Cyber security is handled by computers, automated stuff, runs by its self, turn the audit log on, set an alarm, then go play golf with Obama. More bodies aren´t needed unless the intention is to fool me into a false sense that more formatted documentation is real security.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Twiggy, 1/28/2013 1:06:00 AM     (No. 9143430)

You should know that everything Obama does or proposes costs millions of dollars. What about all the personnel he has working in those depts. If they aren´t capable, get rid of them and hire some who can handle the job. You would think the government would have the best cybersecurity possible. Why is this something new. I think we know the answer to that!


Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 1/28/2013 1:58:23 AM     (No. 9143442)

The key is knowing that Obama will not ever do anything that in any way bolsters US defense, Himself being of the Left. On the contrary, one of His major goals, and of the Left worldwide, is a crippled US defense. If this is an Obama directive, there is no reason to believe it is well-intentioned. If not, it is surely needed.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/28/2013 3:59:19 AM     (No. 9143480)

"Foreign adversaries" is code for "American citizens".


Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/28/2013 6:15:59 AM     (No. 9143530)

This should have been done after the wikileaks fiasco but of course that was never investigated.This latest move is probably just an excuse to hire more government workers. the only people who could really help on this are hackers themselves.



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