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Thursday, January 6, 2011

$1.5 billion cyber-security center

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Security Agency host a joint groundbreaking ceremony for the first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (CNCI) Data Center Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Camp Williams. Construction of the $1.2 billion Data Center is scheduled to be completed in October 2013.
Since I've been harping on (choose one: [a] current; or [b] future) cyber war with China, the coincidence of having a likely hub for that war being built in my back yard didn't escape me. The above photo and story in my local newspaper today made me wonder if October 2013 might be slightly too late. I hope not.

It'll be fun to see construction progress, since about 8 months a year I ride my bicycle by this site two or three times a week (I put between 4,000 and 7,000 miles  a year on my bike). Who knows, but maybe they'll rent secure offices to the first authorized cyber privateers in the US? The bad news, though, is that such a facility will be ground zero for a low-yield nuke or EMP weapon should cyber war break out.

I wonder how much it would cost to turn my entire house into a Faraday cage?

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?