Here’s a scary thought: The general in charge of protecting the Defense Department’s networks — Gen. Keith Alexander, head of both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command — says those networks are not defensible.
However, Alexander does have a plan to get the networks back on track. According to Danger Room, he wants to drastically consolidate the number of military networks, data centers and help desks into a more manageable number. He also wants to move towards cloud computing, which he says is both cheaper and easier to defend.
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Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.