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A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it 'kindergarten level'

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    nukeman
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    Time to create the United States Cyber Force. We need an independent, unified branch for performing offensive and defensive cyber and network operations, as well as advocating for cyber and not...

    Time to create the United States Cyber Force. We need an independent, unified branch for performing offensive and defensive cyber and network operations, as well as advocating for cyber and not having it be an afterthought lingering in 6 other branches, the NSA, and the CISA.

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    With a duty uniform consisting of Black Multicam sweatpants and hoodies, and holsters for Mountain Dew and Doritos.

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    1. suspended
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      That 'Fun' section made me laugh so hard. Thanks!

      That 'Fun' section made me laugh so hard. Thanks!

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  2. streblo
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    I'm not sure what he is getting at but I feel like that's a reasonable thing to quit over -- it's not like people signed a contract to work at Google to help kill people more efficiently. I feel...

    Chaillan also told the FT that US national security was being compromised by Google's refusal to work with the Pentagon on AI.

    Google stopped working with the Pentagon in 2018 after 12 employees quit over a project where Google helped the Pentagon make software that could improve the accuracy of drone strikes.

    I'm not sure what he is getting at but I feel like that's a reasonable thing to quit over -- it's not like people signed a contract to work at Google to help kill people more efficiently.

    I feel like the Pentagon would have more success co-operating with private industry to harden the cybersecurity of essential infrastructure, people are far less likely to quit over aiding the military to make it less likely for a hospital to be ransomwared or something.

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