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Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government Should the Defense Department assume responsibility for safeguarding the countrys communications infrastructure? A retired Navy vice admiral now working in the private sector said the time has come for public debate on the question. . . . Should the Defense Department assume responsibility for safeguarding the countrys communications infrastructure? A retired Navy vice admiral now working in the private sector said the time has come for public debate on the question.

"Were going to have to make a decision of that magnitude," said Michael McConnell, a retired intelligence officer and former director of the National Security Agency. "What would the FBI say? Or the Judiciary Committee?" he asked. Civilian law enforcement is responsible for investigating cybercrime and network attacks, but McConnell suggested that those agencies do not have the staffing necessary to defend against the terrorist-backed and state-sponsored cyberattacks that are now possible.

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