So who is minding the store? Anyone wonder why Laura was chosen? Anyone care? If she can get hired, anyone can apparently.
The administration in May quietly hired Laura Callahan for a sensitive post at the U.S. Cyber Command, a newly created agency set up to harden military networks as part of an effort to prevent a “cyberspace version of Pearl Harbor.” Matrix in our Comment section asks “how many more can we sustain” I ask why do we need a new one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Callahan has her infamous background that reads like a B movie.
Ex-Clinton staffer ‘lost’ thousands of White House e-mails, booted by DHS for faking credentials
“She’s a security risk,” said a government computer specialist. “I don’t know how she got clearance.”
“We’re fuming about it,” said another federal employee. “Knowing her, I don’t see how she could ever be 100-percent honest.”
Investigators found that Callahan paid a diploma mill thousands of dollars for her bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in computer science. She back-dated the degrees, all obtained between 2000 and 2001, to appear as if she earned them in 1993, 1995 and 2000, respectively. She landed the job of deputy DHS chief information officer in 2003.
The Defense Department last week revealed it recently suffered a massive cyberattack, even as it announced a new strategy to actively combat online threats to national security.
Laura Crabtree Callahan testifying before the House Government Reform Committee in the Project X White House e-mail scandal investigation.
In March, hackers working for a foreign government broke into a Pentagon contractor’s computer system and stole 24,000 files. Previous cyberattacks have been blamed on China or Russia.