There are probably two sides to this coin, and I don’t think that the potential for government-overreach, privacy-infringement, and crony-capitalism should ever be dismissed out of hand; but the threat of aggressive and damaging cyberattacks from nefarious actors is definitely not going away, as we’ve already seen recently with suspected attacks coming out of Iran. In this increasingly digital age, both our combat operations and our national infrastructure at home are increasingly reliant on the types of technologies that can be vulnerable to cyberattacks, a much more feasible option for any enemies whose physical military might can never hope to even come close to competing with ours — which is just one of the reasons why its mind-numbingly weird that we’re going after “spending cuts” in our defense budget before even bothering with anything else.
Hmm. I’m hoping we’ll hear more about this and whither [sic] Hagel plans to take the program in his upcoming confirmation hearings.
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