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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Obama to Give More Cash for Cyber Defense

Obama to Give More Cash for Cyber Defense

Obama to Give More Cash for Cyber Defense

Added: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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US president promised to increase spending to protect the computer networks of the United States from cyber attacks, despite cutbacks in other areas of the budget. This move demonstrates that a nuclear arms race is over, while the one using software instead of nukes has started. Welcome to the dangerous but beautiful digital world, my friends.

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According to media reports, Obama’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year is calling for more military “hackers” to head off escalating online attacks from China, Iran, Russia and a number of other countries. It turned out that there will be extra money to bolster defenses for the authorities and private-sector computer networks. The interesting fact is that neither China nor Russia are funded for attacking the United States.

The announcement in question followed calls from intelligence officials. They claimed that hacker attacks and espionage are now more important than terrorism in terms of the security threats facing the United States.

Air Force general Robert Kehler has explained to space and cyber industry executives recently that it was time the United States had to lock its doors because someone from halfway around the world was trying to hack its networks. In the meantime, the Pentagon claimed that the spending would beef up American defenses against increasing hacker attacks, while boosting its offensive capabilities.

So, the president’s budget proposes to boost Defense Department spending on online threats to $4.7 billion. This is $800 million more than earlier, but the rest of the Pentagon’s overall spending budget will be cut by $3.9 billion. It wants to expand its Cyber Command, a team of military hackers conducting “reconnaissance, surveillance, development, maintenance and analysis”. In addition, it is going to expand efforts to protect its own computer networks.

In the meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security is planning to spend $44 million more on a government-wide data-sharing effort, even despite the fact that its overall budget will be cut by $615 million (1.5%). The rest of the cash will be spent on funding more cyber-security research and helping private businesses and local authorities to bolster their cyber defenses.


By:
SaM
April 24th,2013

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Wednesday, April 24th, 2013



Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

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posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-04-24 23:32:01)
Embolism avatarHack the world!!! It has to be said America is a whining `B` when they believe they are being hacked or make claims to such, but it is they themselves that pre-empt such by their own Cyber terrorism on other nations and individuals,their congress should ask the question as to who will watch the watchers and monitor what is done in the name of democracy and Freedom when their clearly is none for the American citizens and now it appears for the rest of the world either.Propagating Hacking is not the way to win friendships or make world peace in fact the breach of privacy is one thing when it`s your own citizens, but when you start to do it globally you invite a sh1te storm of epic proportions.It is interesting that they can spend another 4.4 billion on CYBER when they are in economic recession as well as having troops and ships in the gulf and having an Agreement with Afghanistan to keep troops out there till 2024 money plantations must be springing up in every state for such long term expenditures.

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posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-04-24 23:42:57)
Embolism avatarThe last man to try to globally dominate the world with his own thought police commonly known as the SS now known as homeland Security came to a sticky end only history will show how and when this line of tactics in a supposedly democratic society will end,but in the meantime the regime continues and will only spark more terrorism the longer it is perpetuated,terror tactics only create more Terrorism as if Iraq and Afghanistan has not taught the free world anything in the last 10 years.

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posted by (2013-04-25 09:31:53)
samps avatarfcuking hypocrites

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posted by (2013-04-25 10:50:39)
MrGoodBurn avatarThe US spends so much money on useless crap, and aid to countries that can't stand the US in the first place. All foreign aid needs to be cut, troops returned home, jobs brought back, and borders closed to people from countries harboring terrorists. The biggest problem is that Obama is a tyrant and a scam artist pretending to care about the issues, while doing whatever he can to crash the economy. I hate talking smack on people but Obama is a useless sack of crap...

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posted by (2013-04-25 11:15:20)
Unsub avatarNot sure where you are coming from Embolism. What is the US supposed to do, sit back and let the hackers of the world take down our networks? I was talking to an IT Admin at a local university that is in the Big 10 conference. He said they get 200,000 hits (attacks)a day. So I'm sure the US as a whole is attacked millions of times each day by people wanting to do us harm. I will say that Obama will just print more money to pay for all his programs. MrGoodBurn, I couldn't agree with you more. Obama is crashing the economy by design. With ObamaCare, tax increases, endless bureaucracy and regulation, bailouts, etc...the economy is at a standstill. All the while Obama sits back and blames republicans for blocking him and his attempts to fix the economy. Meanwhile the number of people dependent on government continues to grow, which in turn expands the democratic voting base. More victims equals more voters. He has done more damage to this country than anyone in our history.

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posted by (2013-04-26 03:20:57)
Captnslapnutz avatarI find it so funny when people blame Obama for all the problems in the U.S. When in fact the American economy has been tanking for several decades. The problems in the U.S. are more than just a flawed president.I always hear about ObamaCare when in the late 80's early 90's the Republicans were pushing the same legislation under the term of "self responsibility" During the 80's we had a similar recession "that wasn't tied to the housing market" And real recovery didn't happen til Bush Sr. raised taxes.90's were kept afloat by the dotcom boom which faded in the early 2000. Then the government decided to start two unfunded wars. Now those wars are on the budget and everyone whines. The real problems in the U.S. are, 1. We don't make anything anymore. Steel industry is gone and virtually all consumer products are imported. 2. A broken governmental system that is more worried about votes than what is good for the country.

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posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-04-26 11:03:40)
Embolism avatarthe latter sounds like England (:^D)

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posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-04-26 11:07:08)
Embolism avatarThe announcement in question followed calls from intelligence officials. They claimed that hacker attacks and espionage are now more important than terrorism in terms of the security threats facing the United States....little do they know I have a weapon of mass destruction in my PC,LMAO.

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posted by (2013-04-26 13:04:31)
edddy avatarmrgoodburn and unsub i think that both of you are either misinformed or ignorant, only congress can appropriate the money which is contrled by the republicans.

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posted by (2013-04-27 15:30:49)
eshow2 avatarKeep arguing if you think that will make a difference for your country. (I assume you all live on same country).

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posted by Turtle (2013-04-28 01:52:11)
Warwicked avatarI'm very comfortable with that. Come an see my new $60 million libree.

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posted by (2013-04-28 08:24:43)
MrGoodBurn avatar@edddy: Tell that to our president who thinks he can use "Executive Power" to appropriate whatever he wants. He's a dictator who thinks he can, and does bypass congress. As far as the Republican controlling the money; I don't disagree with that. It's proven that the Republicans are for the rich and big business. The democrats on the other hand are for the welfare crowd, Unions (that are fairly useless these days),Illegals, and special interest groups. Neither Republicans or Democrats give a rat's @zz about the middle class working Americans. Both parties are on the take by whoever hands out the most money. I sir am neither ignorant nor misinformed. I have my eyes open, and pay attention! People who rely only on the mainstream media are misinformed...

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posted by Kitty (2013-04-28 20:50:59)
redbull99 avatardont matter how much money then spend theyll always be hacked when the hackers choose the date and time.

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posted by (2013-04-29 23:57:38)
Captnslapnutz avatarMrGoodBurn let me reiterate eddy's point. The president doesn't have a blank check book for which he can spend at will, there is a process that needs to take place. I'll put this in simple terms. First students "The House of Representatives" come up with a bill that contains either one or many expenditures. It is then looked over and approved by the Teachers "Senate". Once the teachers approve it is then passed on to the principal "President". There is a cute little cartoon from my childhood that explains all this.
youtube.com/watch?v=H-eYBZFEzf8



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