Friday, April 24, 2009

The Cyber Conspiracy

The super secret National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security spar over cybersecurity control. Add to the mix, a White House power grab under the Executive Office of the President.

NSA dominates the technology and expertise, but can we trust them with access to personal information, especially considering past surveillance of emails and phone calls?

Some envision a partnership between NSA and the DHS. However, last month, Rod Beckstrom, former director of the National Cyber Security Center, resigned due to his perception of NSA control over cyber efforts.

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that cyber spies infiltrated the Pentagon's $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project - the defense department's costliest weapons program ever. Could this be a hoax promulgated by the Pentagon to sway public support to favor their cybersecurity ambitions? Hmmmm . . .

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