Saturday, August 12, 2017

The government has just lost four of its top cyber security officials. Gee, what great timing.

Courtesy of Buzzfeed:  

Four senior cybersecurity officials are stepping down from their US government positions, raising concerns that an exodus of top leaders may make the federal government more vulnerable to hacking. 

Two of those resigning – Sean Kelley, the chief information security officer for the Environmental Protection Agency, and Richard Staropoli, the chief information officer for the Department of Homeland Security – had been in their jobs for just a few months. 

The other two, Rob Foster, the Navy's chief information officer, and Dave DeVries, the director of information security and privacy at the Office of Personnel Management, are departing agencies for which computer security is a top priority. DeVries assumed his job shortly after the OPM suffered the largest known cyberattack in federal government history, and Foster had served in similar positions at the Department of Health and Human Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Ann Dunkin, the CIO of the EPA under President Barack Obama who was asked to leave by Trump’s transition team and now holds the same title for Santa Clara County, California, told BuzzFeed News that four executives leaving in such a short time raised red flags. 

“There appears to be a concerted effort to remove the career CIOs who were there during the Obama administration,” Dunkin said. “During the last week we’ve seen four go? That smells.”

Though the four departing officials gave a variety of reasons for their decision to leave, one source suggested that it was likely due to frustration that multiple key positions within the agency were being left vacant.

This is troubling for one very important reason.

Donald Trump has suggested that Vladimir Putin would not have wanted him to win the election because he plans to build up the military.

But the facts are that Putin could not care less that Trump is wasting taxpayer money on bullets, bombs, and ships.

Putin's latest attack against America could never have been repelled by military aircraft or a regiment of soldiers. To stop those Russian hackers our government needed more highly trained and experienced cyber security experts.

So THIS agency is key to protecting us from the next attempts to hack our government agencies, political parties, or polling stations.

Which should make everybody wonder why increasing the spending and making sure it is fully staffed is not priority one for this administration.

Though sadly once again I think we already know the answer to that question.


  1. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Don't worry, I hear Barron is terrific at the cyber. (worry)

    1. Anonymous7:30 AM

      I don't believe in giving that little fucker Barron a break on anything, not when his own mother calls him "little Donald". He'll wind up being as big a piece of shit as his father and siblings.

    2. Anonymous7:51 AM

      The kid is very autistic. He has had the best therapies and is only 1/2 Drumpf genes. He will either be tolerable and semi productive or a psychopath autistic. So far Melania seems to be a good influence and gets him good care, but at times she does seem a tad annoyed with him in public: watch the videos carefully and you will see what I mean. She stops him from autistic behaviors with a glance or a sneer or a comment and a disgusted face.
      Poor Melania (I say this as one mother to another). She had to bargain to have a child with her fat disgusting pig f a spouse , had to promise to get her body back and her snatch tightened afterward....and he son is not perfect. He is definitely definitely autistic.

    3. Anonymous8:14 AM

      As a grandmother of sutistic children, I will NEVER feel sorry for Melania. Everything she did to snag the shitgibbon was calculated. Cry me a river.

    4. Anonymous8:18 AM

      Her son is definitely autistic and definitely a piece of trash just like the rest of the family.

  2. Anonymous7:02 AM

    We Have 5 Ways To Stop Trump Disasters, Only One Works

  3. This is terrifying. When we start (or actually continue) losing the good and smart government employees, we are truly screwed.

    1. Anonymous9:52 AM


      "This is terrifying."

  4. Anonymous7:37 AM

    The only discussion we need to have right now is how to remove Donald Trump and his administration (preferably).

    War With North Korea Is Grounds for Impeachment
    There are no good military options.

    1. Anonymous9:43 AM


  5. Anonymous7:46 AM

    When the fuck will people see this for what it is? A COUP!!!

    1. Anonymous8:10 AM

      Not a Rhode scholar here, but even "I" can see what's going on. Wake the EFF up, people!

    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      Relax, the underground network can shut down chit,
      finger snap. Don't under estimate their capabilities.
      They enjoy live entertainment and money and sex, like the rest of us. Nuclear fallout?
      Never...they will shut it down. Like you have never seen. Might be casulties.
      But in whole, we survive.
      And I thank them in advance.

  6. Anonymous8:06 AM

    A new report reveals White House officials treat the president like a spoiled toddler.

    A new report reveals White House officials treat the president like a spoiled toddler

  7. Anonymous8:55 AM

    OT:"“I fight on the front lines every day,” Manigault said, rejecting the accusation that she is not an advocate for African Americans issues in the White House."

  8. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Families of troops still missing from the Korean War want the Trump administration to accept what they see as a good-will offer from Pyongyang. Remains of lost U.S. soldiers in limbo amid North Korean crisis

  9. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Attention Sarah Palin New York Times: Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case

    1. Anonymous2:15 PM

      Uh oh, her Russian ogliarchs mafia connections and people won't like That!


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