Pushing Cyberwar Moral Panic Apparently Quite Profitable For Booz Allen
from the spreading-fear-for-money dept
A few months ago, people began questioning the difference between reality and rhetoric when it came to the “threat” of “cyberwar.” Many of the claims were clearly exaggerated with people purposely confusing script kiddies doing basic vandalism with some sort of organized “war” or threat. One of the folks, who has been given the most attention for playing up this threat, is former director of national intelligence, Michael McConnell, who just happens to have scored a job as a top exec at Booz Allen. So it seems worth noting that Booz Allen has racked up over $400 million in gov’t contracts in just the past few weeks. Of course, most of the press that McConnell has been able to get about this issue plays up his former gov’t role, but plays down the fact that his new job seems to be scaring the gov’t into shoveling truckloads of cash to Booz Allen, no matter how serious the “threat” really is.