Mini-Me: Stephen Slick on NCTC Lessons for CTIIC

Government, Ineptitude, IO Impotency
Who?  Mini-Me?
Who? Mini-Me?

Steven Slick is former NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform at the White House (2005-2009).

The Intelligence Studies Essay #1: Steve Slick on Lessons that NCTC Holds for CTIIC

CTIIC: Learning from the Choices and Challenges that Shaped the National Counterterrorism Center

Phi Beta Iota: Reading between the lines: it will further muddy the lines of command and control and coordination with industry, compete for scarce talent and data, be very expensive, and not substantially enhance US security in the cyber domain. Read the book below to understand that the US Government has no clue — the real expertise is outside the USG and anything the USG does is generally part of the problem, not part of the solution. It also merits emphasis  that the USG deliberately sacrificed twenty five years — a quarter century — in refusing to hold NSA accountable for accomplishing its 1994 presidentially-mandated mission of protecting US commercial communications and computing; in failing to hold CEOs accountable for violating their fiduciary duties in collaborating with NSA to instal infantile back doors in both hardware and software, added vulnerabilities that were easily discovered and exploited by others; and today, in persisting to ignore the importance of moving to an open source everything ecology where enough eyeballs make every bug (eventually) visible.

See Especially:

Review: WORM – The First Digital World War

See Also:

Review: INFORMATION WARFARE–Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway

Review: Terminal Compromise