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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:16 AM
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Cybersecurity chief Beckstrom resigns
Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's director for cybersecurity resigned on Friday, criticizing the excessive role of the National Security Agency in countering threats to the country's computer systems.

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Former Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rod Beckstrom said in a resignation letter published by the Wall Street Journal it was a "bad strategy" to have the National Security Agency, which is part of the Department of Defense, play a major role in cybersecurity.

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Beckstrom wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday in his resignation letter that the NSA currently dominates most national cyber efforts.

"While acknowledging the critical importance of NSA to our intelligence efforts, I believe this is a bad strategy on multiple grounds," he wrote in the letter posted by the Wall Street Journal on its website.

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Beckstrom said in his letter that the cybersecurity group did not receive adequate support to accomplish its role during the previous administration of President George W. Bush, which only provided the center with five weeks of funding in the last year.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5260I6200...
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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:28 AM
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1. Something Doesn't Smell Right About This Story
The newspaper said the Obama administration was conducting a 60-day review of the cybersecurity program started by Bush last year to protect government networks.


I wonder why this guy is leaving before the review is completed?
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:10 PM
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2. made my shit detector go off also
pmorlan1

:hi:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 08:21 PM
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3. "five weeks of funding in the last year?"
You've got to be shitting me....
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 07:42 AM
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4. So, this guy worked for Bush for 10 months, but quits before the obamadmin completes
a 60 day review? And gives the WSJ a copy of his resignation letter?

Something is not meshing.
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