Tuesday, January 18, 2005

President Falling Down on another Front

Looks like we're on our own on the research front as well. This recent report was authored by folks in W's own administration.


The federal government is not adequately supporting long-term research into protecting the nation's technology infrastructure from terrorist attacks, according to a report that a presidential advisory committee approved last week.

The report, from the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, concludes that networks supporting the country's financial, utility, telecommunications, transportation, and defense systems are "highly vulnerable to terrorist and criminal attacks." The report recommends, among other things, that the federal government provide more money for research and that it encourage university students to study cybersecurity.

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This would be advantageous to do some preemptive work here - Certainly it is less costly than waging war and could most certainly prevent some kind of large scale smoking gun incident.

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