The US government is to shut thousands of points from which outsiders can access federal computer networks to about 50, Homeland security chief Michael Chertoff revealed today (Tuesday). In a keynote at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Chertoff outlined the government's plans to protect itself from cyber attack. he even …
"...you are seeing the tip of the iceberg here"
Odd, the Bush administration is normally much more open about it's pork barrels.
Odd? A chimpanzee is in charge of global security?
I bet General Groves' body has turned critical after nearly 10 years as a cyclone.
How come we don't have a tit icon?
$7.2 billion no?
"Increasing funding for IT security through the President’s FY 2009 Budget Request of $7.2 billion for these efforts, an increase of $600 million over the $6.6 billion dedicated to this area in FY 2008 across the Federal Government."
i.e. $20 per man woman and child per year on top of their debt.... about $1000 a decade per family.
Is that more or less than the Federal taxes paid by Microsoft in 2007? Let me guess... it's more isn't it? Say 1 million PCs in Federal government, that's erm $7000 per PC to secure them. Oik. Oik.
Remember folks, the $ is only worth what you believe it's worth because there's no trade surplus backing it up, and all their resource reserves are less than their consumption.
As long as Bush/Cheney continue to run a deficit and 'borrow' from the Federal bank (basically print money against a phoney 'loan' to a 'bank' that will never foreclose no matter that they never make repayments), that $ is just worthless paper.
Blah, Blah, Blah
Typical administration or legislation without funding.
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