Constantine von Hoffman
July 11, 2012
Even though the National Security Agency has more money than it knows what to do with, NSA boss and Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander recently hit the hustings to try and scare up more funding.
In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, Gen. Alexander pretty much said that everything in the nation–possibly even puppies and kittens–is at risk from cyber attacks.
To start, Gen. A., who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said of cyber theft and espionage: “In my opinion, it’s the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” In addition to writing this blog on CIO.com, I also report on finance and economics for CBSNews.com, so I can say with some authority: “Not even close.” There is, for example, the money collected in taxes by our government.