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Why Warriors, Not Geeks, Run US Cyber Command Posts

September 25th, 2010 09:34 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

koterica writes “The Washington Post explains why the military prefers to have combat veterans rather than geeks running network security. ‘”It was supposed to be a war fighter unit, not a geek unit,” said task force veteran Jason Healey, who had served as an Air Force signals intelligence officer.
A fighter would understand, for instance, if an enemy had penetrated the networks and changed coordinates or target times, said Dusty Rhoads, a retired Air Force colonel and former F-117 pilot who recruited the original task force members. “A techie wouldn’t have a clue,” he said.’”

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