|By Bob Gourley||
|March 22, 2014 01:12 PM EDT||
By Bob Gourley
If you are an enterprise technologist from any sector I implore you, please learn from trusted sources what the situation at NSA is. It is especially important that technologists understand the facts since we are the ones who can help people understand the technologies involved.
I have seen and heard first-hand how people can jump to the wrong conclusion because they were mis-informed or because they believed something from a headline or article designed to intentionally mis-lead. You can find headlines that read “How the NSA betrayed the world’s trust” or “Surveillance is setting fire to the Internet.” All of us have seen 100′s of headlines designed to inflame and many are just flat out lies.
I have seen first-hand what the truth can do. From my experience, when people get the facts they come to the conclusion that NSA is an organization with appropriate oversight doing hard things for the right reason. You might have disagreements over some of what is done. That is just the nature of a democracy. But when you have the facts you are able to disagree and dialog intelligently.
One of the greatest sources of facts over the last year has been Rick Ledgett. He is now the deputy director of NSA. I trust him and when he provides facts you can bet they are well-founded. When he speaks we should listen.
With that as an intro, his latest articulation of NSA roles, missions and capabilities is at this link and embedded below:
Jan. 20, 2017 10:45 PM EST Reads: 877
Jan. 20, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 4,363
Jan. 20, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 5,456
Jan. 20, 2017 05:45 PM EST Reads: 2,095
Jan. 20, 2017 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,478
Jan. 20, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 3,807
Jan. 20, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 3,536
Jan. 20, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 4,956
Jan. 20, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 1,083
Jan. 20, 2017 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,655
Jan. 20, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 1,130
Jan. 20, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 629
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 3,598
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 5,735
Jan. 20, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 5,239