Being a grad of the United States Air Force Academy, I was fascinated to see this report in Slashdot about the Air Force's new mission statement which now includes defending US interests not only in space but in cyberspace.
Pause for dramatic effect.
The article goes on to define cyberspace as including "network security, data transmission, and the sharing of information." A couple of years ago, I met with the Chief Technical Officer of the AF, and he reported to me that his greatest (technical) concern was the security of the several hundreds of thousands of DoD computers accessible on the public Web, a declaration that immediately brought to my mind the 1983 movie WarGames.
Go Air Force!
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