The COTS Danger to American Security

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by Stephen Bryen

F-35 in Flight Test by Andy Wolfe – This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 110211-O-XX000-001

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Security is but a dream.  –Mostly by Anon.

The Pentagon dreams about cyber security, but in many ways it is responsible for the government-wide debacle that is undermining the United States, imperiling the critical infrastructure, and compromising our defense and intelligence systems. For unexplained reasons, given the number of high priced scientists and engineers and a budget that is the envy of the world (despite recent reductions), instead of making progress tightening up cyber defenses, the number of successful attacks has grown exponentially and the amount of damage has escalated with it. No one doubts we are in a cyber war; but instead of fighting it properly, we are falling deeper and deeper…

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