Congress Gives NSA-Controlled US Cyber Command More Resources
from the keep-feeding-the-beast dept
However, Congress has just agreed to funnel a lot more resources to the US Cyber Command, giving Keith Alexander and his soon-to-be-announced successor that much more power to attack computer systems and networks around the globe.
As part of the defense policy bill that just passed Congress, the Pentagon’s many cybersecurity initiatives together secured billions of dollars in funding as well as new resources to help train Cyber Command’s programmers and prepare them to operate on the emerging digital battlefield.Of course, as the report by Tony Romm notes, this is all being done despite no "rules of engagement" for the US Cyber Command. You would think that before handing over billions, Congress would like to know what the group -- again, controlled by the NSA -- can and cannot do with that money.