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Gen. Keith Alexander: NSA ditching NINETY-Percent of Its System Administrators to avoid "Leaks"!

NSA Ditching 90 Percent of Sysadmins to Avoid Leaks
Computers aren't tempted to leak about things that offend their ethical standards, says NSA chief. - [Govt "ethical standards"??? LOL! Govt hack's money sarcasm line of the day!]

by Kevin Fogarty | August 9, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) intends to eliminate the majority of its system administrators as a way to reduce the number of humans who could leak sensitive data, Edward Snowden-style.

NSA director Keith Alexander told a conference in New York City that headcount among its system administrators would be severely curtailed in the future. “What we’re in the process of doing—not fast enough—is reducing our system administrators by about 90 percent,” he said, according to Reuters. The newswire added that roughly 1,000 such employees maintain the agency’s networks and equipment.

The NSA is dismissing all those people in the name of secrecy. “What we’ve done,” Alexander added, “is we’ve put people in the loop of transferring data, securing networks and doing things that machines are probably better at doing.” An automated system operated by a minimum of human beings, on the other hand, will make the NSA’s digital assets more defensible.

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"Computers aren't tempted to

"Computers aren't tempted to leak about things that offend their ethical standards, says NSA chief."

Yeah! Because the LAST thing the government needs is a bunch of people with ethical standards.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt

90% layoff of sys admins?

Should we expect their servers to come crashing down within the next six months?

"To err is human. To really foul things up requires a computer."

- Kermit the Frog (a Muppet). Posted on an IBM Manager's door, circa 1980.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Intelligence

sans conscience

Here's a new idea....

How about we bring our troops home and quit pissing off the world, so we become a non-target, and THEN eliminate the program.

Why doesn't Brazil need all this surveillance on their citizens?

'Support The Troops'

Bring Them Home!

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90% of 1000 sysadmins being dismissed ...

...means 900 potential new whistleblowers! Yay!

Google is government.

Precisely. Nothing better

Precisely. Nothing better than pissing off a bunch of hackers by making them guilty until proven innocent (of whatever the govt. says you did).

Contracts

and gag orders. Though I hope some will come forward, I will not hold my breath.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

got SNOWDENed!!!

good call.

hopefully, more will come forward!!!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Rather than "make the NSA’s digital assets more defensible",

why can't they just unplug the damn thing permanently and leave decent American citizens alone?

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

"they" will never unplug

..."they" will never unplug anything. "We" must do it, starting with unplugging them.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

I'd say raffle off all the harddrives @NSA's new Bluffdale, UT

facility, along with simply "unplugging" the damn thing!

think they got quantum computers already online there. just imagine the computer horsepower aimed at PEACEFUL truly scientific research. the possibilities... yet all these scums can think of is being the 21st Century Nazi scumfcuk Stasis!

all that tech, resources, intellect wasted on the MIC/spy state. what an f'ng waste of generations of human energy and ingenuity.

hey, any ideas for the empty buildings, once the harddrives and various pods of Crays and other supercomputers are raffled or auctioned off??? .D

perhaps Utah can have their own movie studio, or ginormous tactical ranges, or research center, or factories for something useful.

hey, just an 'empty space' waiting to be used, once NSA operation vacates it!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Who will bet he is telling the truth?

?

Free includes debt-free!

Can we dismiss every single person associated w/ this program?

Not only including the generals but STARTING with them!

Ths doesn't even begin to make any sense

It is still a person who ultimately has the info at their fingertips.

Is he suggesting that they are moving toward an AI computer that uses an algorithm to determine whether or not the data can be pulled? Oh right that's real comforting.

lol! of course not! Straight from Alexander, a govt terrorist!

they're NOT supposed to make any sense, to any normal, sane, free human!

.D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul