They have gone completely insane…..
Senior military leaders are recommending that the Pentagon’s two-year-old cyberwarfare unit be elevated to full combatant command status, sending a signal to adversaries that the U.S. military is serious about protecting its ability to operate in cyberspace, officials said.
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will recommend the change to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified matters. Final approval rests with President Obama. Little opposition is expected, though the timeline is uncertain.
Phi Beta Iota: Isolated successes not-with-standing, this is nuts. What we should be doing is closing down NORTHCOM, SOUTHCOM and AFRICOM, rejiggering CENTCOM to be the originally intended global rapid readiness command, and squeezing the Pentagon’s balls very very tightly until they can a) account for every penny and b) shift to open source everything. DISA, NSA, and Cyber-Confuse remain disaster areas. What would be interesting is a new Whole of Government approach in which OMB’s search for common solutions turned decisively toward open source everything, and Robert Steele’s concept for restructuring the US IC, turning NSA and NGA into the National Processing Agency, came together.