Skip to comments.US needs 'digital warfare force'
Posted on 05/05/2009 9:56:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The head of America's National Security Agency says that America needs to build a digital warfare force for the future, according to reports.
Lt Gen Keith Alexander, who also heads the Pentagon's new Cyber Command, outlined his views in a report for the House Armed Services subcommittee.
In it, he stated that the US needed to reorganise its offensive and defensive cyber operations.
The general also said more resources and training were needed.
The report, part of which was outlined in an Associated Press news agency story, is due to be presented to the subcommittee on Tuesday.
During the past six months, the Pentagon spent more than £67m ($100m) responding to and repairing damage from cyber attacks and other network problems.
Gen Keith Alexander's new department, to be based in Fort Meade in Maryland, will be part of the US Strategic Command - currently responsible for securing the US military's networks - and will work alongside the US Department of Homeland Security.
It is thought the new department would open in October and be at full strength in 2010.
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“This is my 0, this is my 1, one is for ______, one is for fun”.
It should definitely be the Air Force who runs it.
I mean cushy seats, temperature controlled rooms, plenty of coffee and pretty lights, it’s right up their alley...
sidenote to this piece..
The local PBS station ran a Nova episode that went into what happened and didn’t happen leading up to the 9/11 attacks.
It raised and posed some questions that remain to be answered. This proposal is just one step being offered to ensure our liberty and freedoms, even as we surrender a bit of both.
“The Spy Factory” takes a penetrating look at the National Security Agency (above, its headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland). The program argues that the NSA’s extreme secrecy may have allowed 9/11 to happen and may still pose its own kind of threat to our national security.
It’s the Big Blue Building, I know someone who got to work there as a contractor.
He wouldn’t even tell me what floor the cafeteria was on.
France should do the training -
Virtual soldiers to fight virtual war.
Nope, I just assumed.
I did it just to see him smile, he’s the type that would swallow the cyanide capsule before the battery cables even came near him.
Very hard core when it comes to his security clearance, I tease him about it just to irritate him.