Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
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Pentagon (Over)Spends $200 Million A Year Dealing With Hackers

OMG LOOK OUT IT'S IN THE COMPUTERThe Pentagon-really, the "Department of Defense cyber command force"! LOL-will admit today that it has spent $100 million in the past six months dealing with hackers. Doesn't that seem inexplicable?

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Is this a serious question? My answer would be "Not really."

Nearly $17 million A MONTH? For like, anti-hacker activity? I'm no security expert, but really, how do you spend that much? You could hire Angelina Jolie to come in and fight viruses for you.

brent_cox (#40)

Those are Pentagon dollars. A pack of cigarettes costs something like $575 in Pentagon dollars.

Considering they (and the government as a whole) probably spend several times more money on much less dangerous spheres of "national security," $17 million a month isn't that galling of an amount.

Also, what brent cox said.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Nick Denton could have accomplished this for $7.50.

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