Sep 13 2010

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates needs to raise a lowered bar

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Let me see if I get this straight. The U.S. Department of Defense needed fourteen months to clean up one banal piece of malware? When they essentially wield unlimited IT personnel and resources? With the #2 man at the Pentagon rooting for its cleanup?

Obviously, DEPSECDEF Lynn sets a lower bar for cyber commanders — and that’s the real problem.

Lynn’s boss needs to raise the lowered bar here. For starters, he should fire the general in charge of Operation Buckshot Yankee as a warning to others…