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2013-02-05 Science & Technology
U.S. Cyber Command To Recruit 4,000 new Cyber Soldiers
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Posted by Clusong Gromort6441 2013-02-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [212 views ]  Top

#1 ...In his euphoria, another target tempted Aaron. He was pissed off with the financial sector. The guys who had crashed the economy while making millions not only were not in jail, they were still getting rich...


BZZZT

bullsh!t sorter on.

The writer is a propagandist. read with caution.
Posted by Mikey Hunt 2013-02-05 01:24||   2013-02-05 01:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Young people with those types of skill generally do not find their way into the military. If you are familiar enough with computers, computer programing and security to conduct "Computer Network Attack" or CNA, you've likely attained a pretty high level of computing expertise and sophistication over many years. Mid to senior level civilian computer scientists are what is needed.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-05 01:39||   2013-02-05 01:39|| Front Page Top

#3 How many of those 4,000 will have to be Muslims? How many will be Chinese?
Posted by AlanC 2013-02-05 07:34||   2013-02-05 07:34|| Front Page Top

#4 This new Cyber Command addition is intended to protect us from the evil doers, through the painstaking laborious monitoring of our banking and deposit transactions?

Who picks up the additional cost? Oh, a small bit is tacked onto each transaction. Ok, I get it.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-05 07:44||   2013-02-05 07:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Mikey, I think that quote was from a blog from a commenter, not that writer of this piece.
Posted by Clusong Gromort6441 2013-02-05 08:10||   2013-02-05 08:10|| Front Page Top

#6 They're already cutting Army and Marine personnel back 40K to 50k to pre-2001 levels. 4,000 is a couple of brigades worth of troops. Someone is empire building at the expense of the whole.

1 - the active duty strength of the military is set by Congress and in specifics of ranks. It's a zero sum game.

2 - is there any reason that a counter cyber organization has to be composed of uniform military? Where are they going to operate and under what conditions?

3 - remember how much of the uniform military have been moved out of occupations and work that is now done by contractors, particularly in the support sector.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-05 09:00||   2013-02-05 09:00|| Front Page Top

#7 Spot on P2K. Unless something has changed dramatically, the majority of Computer Network Operations (CNO) are conducted via contracted civilians. This may be an effort, or a part of an effort by the Cyber Warrior community to insulate itself from pending sequestration cuts.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-05 09:22||   2013-02-05 09:22|| Front Page Top

#8  Find out what your people want. A new house, a new car. A step up?

A friend of mine who managed IS at California DMV kept his best people by letting them develop advanced systems that they wouldn't be able to do in the private sector.

Private sector projects need a payoff right away. By taking a longer view, he kept his best people happy and got some interesting systems besides.

Al
Posted by Frozen Al 2013-02-05 12:40||   2013-02-05 12:40|| Front Page Top

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