“Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.
The White House hasn’t ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation’s defenses against cyberattacks if Congress refuses to act.
‘In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed,’ White House press secretary Jay Carney said in an email.
‘Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that,’ Carney said ….”
This is yet another Obama money/power grab AND assault on the liberties of Americans. I have had more than enough of Obama the monarch and the federal government in my life. I want all of the above, gone, gone, gone.
Oh, the Uses of the ‘Cyber’ Prefix: Cyberbellicosity, for Example
“The likelihood of attacks having extraordinary consequences is low. This talk of ‘cyberwar’ and ‘cyberterror‘ is the ugly poetry of budget-building in Washington, D.C. But watch out for U.S. cyberbellicosity coming home to roost. The threat environment is developing in response to U.S. aggression….
… Senator Reid has gone hook, line, and sinker for the ‘cyber-9/11’ idea, of course. Like all politicians, his primary job is not to set appropriate cybersecurity policies but to re-elect himself and members of his party. The tiniest risk of a cyberattack making headlines to use against his party justifies expending taxpayer dollars, privacy, and digital liberties. This it not to prevent cyberattack. It is to prevent political attack.
- Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security secretary under President Bush, is now co-founder and Managing Principal of The Chertoff Group, which ‘provides business and government leaders with the same kind of high-level, strategic thinking and diligent execution that have kept the American homeland and its people safe since 9/11.’
- Mike McConnell, former director of the National Security Agency and National Intelligence under President Bush, is now Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton…
- …General Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and the CIA under President Bush, is now a principal at the Chertoff Group, and in January 2011 was elected to the Board of Directors of Motorola Solutions, which ‘provides business- and mission-critical communication products and services to enterprises and governments.’…”
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Oh yes, The Chertoff Group. They are the greedy bastards who brought us Rapiscan (backscatters). We are talking the usual suspects here, always manufacturing a crisis. This is crony capitalism at its worse.
WAKE UP AMERICA, THERE IS A DICTATOR IN THE OVAL OFFICE
As for Obama the inept, going around Congress has become standard procedure for the dictator and now that Congress is on recess, you won’t have to wait long America. Obama’s executive order will is sure to surface any minute.
Obama must go. If he gets a second term, nothing will stop him.