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DHS prepares for "possibility of debilitating disruptions in cyberspace"

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posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 09:21 AM
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DHS prepares for "possibility of debilitating disruptions in cyberspace"


www.gao.gov

This post is about a United States Government Accountability Office (USGAO) report to congressional requsters - "Address Potential Internet Congestion and Encourage Readiness" - essentially preparing to shut down the parts of the internet in case of a faux pandemic, which as we know is already in place.

"Although the vast majority of Internet infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, federal policy recognizes the need to be prepared for the possibility of debilitating disruptions in cyberspace."
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 09:21 AM
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I didn't post this under swine flu b/c I'm not caught up in the small details of the swine flu, and frankly don't care. I know it's unhealthy - the end. I am tired of all the ramble about it.Moderators, if you feel you need to move this, go for it. But this is NOT a swflu discussion or thread.


I certainly haven't had time to read the full 77 pages of this pdf... but it is interesting so far. What do you guys make of it? Does anyone really buy into "internet congestion" during a pandemic? come on! aren't we all on the internet all day as it is?

www.gao.gov
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 30-10-2009 by loveandthink]



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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oops just found it already posted here... www.abovetopsecret.com...

feel free to delete... i don't know how.



posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by loveandthink

I didn't post this under swine flu b/c I'm not caught up in the small details of the swine flu, and frankly don't care. I know it's unhealthy - the end. I am tired of all the ramble about it.Moderators, if you feel you need to move this, go for it. But this is NOT a swflu discussion or thread.


I certainly haven't had time to read the full 77 pages of this pdf... but it is interesting so far. What do you guys make of it? Does anyone really buy into "internet congestion" during a pandemic? come on! aren't we all on the internet all day as it is?

www.gao.gov
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 30-10-2009 by loveandthink]


Yes, you're absolutely right, we are already all on the internet as it it. It also doesn't help that so many past presidents set the tone for Obama to call everything an emergency when it's not. The only thing this does is numb people to emergencies and accept it as commonplace that the president can grab emergency powers just for the hell of it every so often.

Ingenious...get around the checks and balances by giving him one power that opens the door to all the others...just call it an emergency and voila - a silver platter of power.




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