Sources: John McCain [press release], Reuters
quote: Like it or not, completely re-working and upgrading on the IT side takes MONEY. No money, no upgrades.
quote: And I note, you didn't exactly put forward a competiting option yourself
quote: Money isn't the issue. This is a damned good use of money in my opinion. We, Republicans, obviously have reservation about putting the DHS in charge of something like this. The idea of DHS "crackdowns" in this area should give ANY American reservations. Even Democrats. Good grief, don't you have ANY consistency? I can just imagine what they would be saying if Bush tried to appoint the DHS to oversee our nations cyber security! lol, oh man.
quote: 1. Hire a professional cyber security consulting firm to do a complete audit and probe of the networks in question and to make recommendations. Swear them to secrecy and make them sign non-disclosure agreements if you have to.2. Read report from said firm on said recommendations.3. Implement recommendations to networks. Using whatever equipment and personnel needed.But I guess that would never work because we apparently need an act of Congress to do what we've been paying our IT people to do for years in the private sector any Government for that matter. I'm sure the DHS will do a great job.
quote: Hey to be fair it was a Republican who created the DHS, so both parties are culpable for that mess.
quote: But I agree, the DHS both under Obama and Bush has been given many questionable authorities.
quote: Well first off the republican counter proposal had no extra money alotted
quote: 1. Hire
quote: George Bush created the DHS, gave them a 100 billion/y budget, and told them to "crack down". And you're right, look at where that has gotten us.
quote: Other times, it's just partisan--my party has bigger dick than your party--slop.
quote: You baffle me. Sometimes your insight is quite deep, neutral, and full of critical thought.
quote: alf our problem is VERY basic knowledge that any IT professional or college student could tell you. When the problem is in the Government, how is MORE Government the solution again?