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Confronting the Russian cyber threats

“I suspect most of the DoD and intelligence community have their security acts together, although the insider attack performed by Edward Snowden against NSA proves that even the most paranoid have weaknesses,” Dickson says. “I think the government agencies face two problems. First, they run a ton of legacy systems and have various constraints that limit their flexibility to adapt.  Second, their biggest challenge, in my opinion, is the Federal Acquisitions Regulation themselves, or the ‘FAR’ to .gov types.  The FAR has become so bureaucratic that it prevents IT leaders from having the flexibility they need to adapt to rapidly changing cyber threats. I’ve said this publicly, and I firmly believe it.  If there is a ‘cyber war’ and we lose, the FAR will be a large factor in that loss.”

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