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Members of the House of Representatives sought details on Thursday of a $30bn plan to secure federal government systems and upgrade network defenses to ward off attacks from foreign nations and online criminals. Known as the Cyber Initiative, the Bush Administration project would dramatically reduce the number of …

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Black Helicopters

I wonder...

I wonder if they've since closed off all of those dial-in modem lines... Internet connections may be one problem for them to manage (4000 is excessive!), however there's still the issue of computers set to receive calls and register dialers onto the network. It has been noted in the past that a proportion of these don't even bother to ask for a password.

Last decades remote worker solution is todays security problem.

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Anonymous Coward

Dollar printing presses working overtime again

Again, I'm going to point out that this has nothing to do with cybersecurity and everything to do with a huge budget, that was not borrowed, nor earned, it was *printed*. Basically the treasury making new money up to the limit of inflation whilst at the same time faking the inflation figure.

They need to spend this money and it has to be spent on new things.

They expanded the US money supply by an insane number, they need to dump this 2 trillion into the US GDP in new areas. If they succeed in finding new areas to spend this money, they've increased their GDP and reduced their debt.

If they fail to find new areas, it drives up inflation, and drives down the US$. Inflation they're already tweaking to the limit (omitting property costs, energy, food etc. and adding in hedonics tricks), and the driving down of the US$ can be minimized if foreign buyers don't *know* you're printing US$ which is why I think they stopped issuing the M3 money supply number.

The people really paying for it are people who hold US$ or receive US$ in payment for goods, or have their pension funds in US$, or own property or assets priced in US$.

Another neat feature of this, suppose they doubled the US$ in circulation and handed that new money to a few Bush supporters. The US$ collapses to half it's value or less, but the Bush supporters are few in number and if they're ten times wealthier, they are still 5 times wealthier after the US$ has collapsed.

So printing a few extra trillion dollars, then pumping those into the company contracts of your friends is a great way to transfer wealth from middle class Americans to your friends. Oh and piss off a lot of foreigners who lent you money only to receive devalued US$ in return.

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Alien

But what is the cybersecurity plan?

Any "Secured" Network is Susceptible to Stock in Trade Information, to which they have no Intellectual Property Rights/Licenses to, being Traded on the Open Market Virtual Place. ITs Cyber Bourse for ....... well, Alien Technologies would be One Market with Many Mansions/Tangents/DirectXXXXions.

And Susceptible in the Sense that they will need to Break Cover and/or Make Contact with Possible Source and Unknown or Newly Known IDEntity.

Modern Possible Source though will always Provide an Abundance of Attributable Source to define and suggest an EMPathetic XXXXtrapolate CyberIDEntity which can be Real. And the humble cookie comes into ITs Own, here. Take a Bow, cookie.

MeThinks whatever Price one would put on that, would be Worthless, as IT is Priceless....... which in turn would mean that whatever is Paid makes IT AIReal Bargain ...... which IT most Definitely is, as ITs Interest Alone Generates Driver Drive ...... Immediately......[A little piece of really superfluous valuable information for all the bean counters toiling away at the Money Banks]

And Boy, is that Something for Nothing or is that Something for Nothing but Compounding Interest? AISafe Investment Haven Font?

I wonder if the Bush Administration "Cyber Initiative" is anything like the dDutch Initiative? ..... http://www.ur2die4.com/ddutchinitiative.htm

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Alien

If you have the Money ....... IT has All the Time in the World.

"They need to spend this money and it has to be spent on new things." ... By Anonymous Coward Posted Tuesday 4th March 2008 13:28 GMT

A CyberIntelAIgent Virtualised Bourse Trading QuITe Alien Technologies would something new they could Invest Obscenely in, AC. It certainly ticks all the boxes 42 Generate Innovative Intellectual Energy ...... and that Source is InXXXXHaustible

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Ash
Pirate

There's only way to solve computer security

Never connect it up in the first place.

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Boffin

The Aliens made us do IT.... It was them.:-)*

"There's only way to solve computer security ...... Never connect it up in the first place."

Well, avoiding it is not a solution or a possibility whenever the System is Wireless and Beamed around and into the World from Space, is it, Ash.

* Area 51 Parallel 42 33 Degrees AESThetan Aces? ..... or just SquawKing Global Operating Devices? ........ http://research.sun.com/projects/squawk/

And the EggHead because Land of the Midnight Sun Vikings are Aroused to Passionate Christian Pagan Endeavours in House of the Rising Sun Landings. :-0

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Black Helicopters

What comes around!!

"We only monitor a very small percentage of federal network traffic," Jamison told the committee members. "We want, through this initiative, to increase that to 100 per cent of all federal network traffic."

Aha, the totalatarism machine wants to monitor itself, 1984 meet Animal Farm!!

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Black Helicopters

Will this new security include....

Not sending confidential e-mails to web masters of small towns that happen to have a domain name similar to an air force base?

Just wondering is all, I'm sure stopping that little security loop hole will eat up a few of those dodgy dollar bills.

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Pirate

Very Wagnerian Der Ring des Nibelungen Opera ...or Tommy v2.0

Guy,

It is the Source of Open Confidential e-mails sent to major Countries and/or major Great Games Players in Major Minor Countries ..... and any Internet Browser is a major Great Games Player ..... which both Encourage and Provide Novel Innovation and Proxy Industry, that they can fire those dodgy dollar bills at.... for they cannot stop them even if they intercept them for they are easily published to the Web if skullduggery is rife and suspected. And such Published Openness is a very valid Control which Guarantees Global Peer Review and Valuable FeedBack.

And given the Wild West Mindset of MS Internet Explorer and Google Firefox and the Bitch of a Self-Serving System that they Server to, one can fully XXXXPect a much Sweeter and More Focussed Tune from an Independently Minded Browser carrying Privileged Information First..... with IT being supplied Directly to them for their System to Lead by Adoptive and Adaptive Default rather than via Market Imposition/OE Inclusion in Hardware Products.... [a particularly cynical ploy, creating unfair advantage and disadvantage to Market Forces?].

Which would also be a Virtual Secrets Market Trading Future dDay Trades.

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Pirate

Absurd

they spent all the money on DHS (because the Department of Defense is now the Department of War, they apparently can't defend or secure things anymore), and my house has better network security and monitoring (with an open-source ipcop firewall/IDS) than the entire US.gov infrastructure.

ahhahaha...not funny, they have NBC weapons, and all my personal info.

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Pirate

Sowing the Seeds of One's Own Demise...in Order to be ReBorn Again?

"ahhahaha...not funny, they have NBC weapons, and all my personal info." ....

b shubin,

Until they can join up the dots, unscrambling the picture, the only people in danger of their NBC type of actions, are themselves.

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Ye gods, the Martian's gone wild

Never seen amanfrommars so agitated.

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