WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s plan to set up a command to defend its global network of computer systems has been slowed by congressional questions about its mission and possible privacy concerns, according to officials familiar with the plan.
Resolving questions about the command’s mission are central not only to the effort to defend military networks, which come under assault millions of times a day, but to establishing the Pentagon’s cyber strategy as the United States enters an era in which any major conflict will almost certainly involve an element of cyberwarfare.
Phi Beta Iota: Our national leadership is, at best, totally ignorant of the reality that no matter how much money we throw at this, there are not enough skilled US citizens qualified for clearances to meet our needs if we insist on doing this as a classified program. At worst, our leaders know this, and simply want to move us further into debt for the many so that the few (beltway bandits, banks, future jobs for generals that should know better) can profit. Cyber-Security needs to be about Multinational Engagement, plain and simple. Moving money now, without a strategy and without an assured personnel resourcing plan, is deceptive, irresponsible, and potentially an impeachable act.