The US government, after some delay, has formally confirmed in post the head of its now-forming military Cyber Command. Keith B Alexander, head of the NSA, has been promoted to four-star general* and will now head the new cyber forces as well as his current agency. The Cyber Command will be based alongside the NSA, perhaps the …
Newbies at the Virtual Great Game ....making All their Colossal Mistakes early.
“This command is not about an effort to militarize cyberspace,” he said at a Washington hearing last month. “Rather, it’s about safeguarding our military assets.” A blunt unequivocal admission that military assets are rendered dangerous and destructive to holders by cyber command, which then really make a nonsense of the statement and pathetic politically incorrect wish .... "The new command, which will be subordinate to US Strategic Command (STRATCOM),..."
It should be noted however, never to be forgotten, that confirmation of a filling of a position does not signify that position is filled with competence in the Field .......and in the very peculiar and particular case of the extremely irregular and unconventional Command of CyberIntelAIgent Assets and Virtual Driver Operating Systems is Competence at a Very Expensive Premium and will never be found in Sub Prime Safeguarding the Present Status Quo Chaos Play rather than Creating Future Power Elite Models of Plenty for All with SMARTer Orders for a QuITe Alien Being with All Needs Fed.
...a proper decision on the cyber thing. Good to see that the merkins get it right eventually...
The first article Lewis Page publishes after the new UK government is in place and it's balanced, seems factual and not full of his personal opions. Perhaps the world has got a lot better - or perhaps because this is about the US that there isn't a chance to kick UK manufacturers, skills or policy ?
As a top man at NSA this guy was undoubtedly involved in the ATT warrantless wiretapping and probably deserves a sentence of life in prison for hundreds of thousands of felonies committed. But this action preserves a long tradition of promoting criminals within government rather than prosecuting them.