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Fri Sep 10, 2021, 11:19 PM

A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump's last day in office just ended. The mystery has.



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A Pentagon program that delegated management of a huge swath of the Internet to a Florida company in January — just minutes before Trump left office — has ended as mysteriously as it began, with the DOD this week retaking control of 175M IP addresses.

A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump’s last day in office just ended. The mystery has...
The program had drawn scrutiny because of its unusual timing, starting amid a politically charged changeover of federal power, and because of its enormous scale.
washingtonpost.com
5:25 PM · Sep 10, 2021


https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/10/pentagon-internet-protocol-addresses-trump/

A Pentagon program that delegated management of a huge swath of the Internet to a Florida company in January — just minutes before President Donald Trump left office — has ended as mysteriously as it began, with the Defense Department this week retaking control of 175 million IP addresses.

The program had drawn scrutiny because of its unusual timing, starting amid a politically charged changeover of federal power, and because of its enormous scale. At its peak, the company, Global Resource Systems, controlled almost 6 percent of a section of the Internet called IPv4. The IP addresses had been under Pentagon control for decades but left unused, despite being potentially worth billions of dollars on the open market.

Adding to the mystery, company registration records showed Global Resource Systems at the time was only a few months old, having been established in September 2020, and had no publicly reported federal contracts, no obvious public-facing website and no sign on the shared office space it listed as its physical address in Plantation, Fla. The company also did not respond to requests for comment, and the Pentagon did not announce the program or publicly acknowledge its existence until The Washington Post reported on it in April.

And now it’s done. Kind of.

On Tuesday, the Pentagon made a technical announcement — visible mainly to network administrators around the world — saying it was resuming control of the 175 million IP addresses and directing the traffic to its own servers.

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Reply A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump's last day in office just ended. The mystery has. (Original post)
Nevilledog Sep 10 OP
gratuitous Sep 10 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 10 #2
Wounded Bear Sep 11 #7
not fooled Sep 11 #9
Captain Zero Sep 11 #11
ProfessorGAC Sep 11 #17
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 12 #20
Hekate Sep 10 #3
Ferrets are Cool Sep 10 #4
Maru Kitteh Sep 11 #13
KentuckyWoman Sep 11 #19
ShazamIam Sep 10 #5
Hugh_Lebowski Sep 11 #6
Wounded Bear Sep 11 #8
BidenRocks Sep 11 #10
Champp Sep 11 #12
kentuck Sep 11 #14
fescuerescue Sep 11 #15
BSdetect Sep 11 #16
Blue Owl Sep 11 #18
rockfordfile Sep 13 #21

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 11:22 PM

1. Gee, this seems a smidgen more important than President Biden allegedly looking at his watch

Who's behind Global Resource Systems, anyway?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 11:23 PM

2. Important news.......why?

What was the anti-Democratic endgame here?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:11 AM

7. I suspect it was purely for profit...

the trick would be to find out who was due to profit from this.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:20 AM

9. And how red don's piece of the action

was going to be surreptitiously funneled to him.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 03:08 AM

11. I'm sure his chunk came in from Russia

After they got what they wanted out of the arrangement. Remember all the Russian hacks this past spring and early summer?

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Response to not fooled (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 12:54 PM

17. What Makes You Think...

...T***p knows anything about making money.
Other than duping idiot bankers into lending him money he'll never be able to pay, that is.
This wasn't T***p. He couldn't plan a one bicycle parade.
Somebody else inside sought to scam some money, but there's no evidence TFG would have the ability or knowledge to be part of it.
I know that's the old "He's too stupid to be guilty" defense.
But in this case, he really is too stupid.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 09:55 PM

20. A cyber force of millions of Trump-Putin bot supporters!

This is why Facebook is so dangerous.

Zuck Cuch: We got 11MM new subscribers, Zuck!

Zuck; Excellent!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 11:23 PM

3. Holy sht

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 11:27 PM

4. I guess they have gotten what they wanted

This is so much bullshit. A mystery??????? We have the CIA, the FBI and NSA. I can't fucking fart without someone knowing about it and THIS was a fucking MYSTERY????

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 10:26 AM

13. Well, the key is

when you fart, remain casual, choose a well-padded surface and avoid foods like broccoli.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 08:43 PM

19. Put Alexa in the outhouse.

I have a much younger family member who just loves her Alexa. When I stayed to watch dogs while they travelled she was supposed to unhook it but forgot. I parked it in their fancy master bath that has toilet in a little stall by itself and promptly forgot.

First they got home husband was in there making noise and apparently alexa had something to say. Scared more noise out of him.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 11:56 PM

5. It is nice to hear the follow up on this story that was alarming when it was first reported.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 12:06 AM

6. In the end it's probably about nothing but handing over something of value to GOP contributors

Something that was previously owned by the government, and paid for with our tax dollars. Handed over for pennies on the dollar to the fucking shadiest possible actors.

A grift, IOW.

Like every aspect of the rule of the IQ45 regime.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:12 AM

8. Yeah, I suspect it was purely for profit...nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:21 AM

10. Way too many shady secrets

with TFG.
We need to know how compromised we are.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 06:24 AM

12. The fuggin Republicans trying to pull another fast one on the USA

Did their dark ops Russian cabal comrades put the GOP up to this anti-American computer fiasco? Probably.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 11:23 AM

14. One last favor for Vlad?

I would not doubt it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 12:32 PM

15. So about 2.5 "/16s"

meh.


The really secretive ones. There are no stories about them.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 12:35 PM

16. This has to be some nefarious BS

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 08:30 PM

18. A Florida company? Really?

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 04:08 AM

21. What's the name?

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