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17 June 2011. Head of NSA and Cybercom, Keith Alexander, attended Bilderberg 2011 to advance this throttling intiative. As Charlie Skelton wrote in the Guardian yesterday:
Speaking of personality disorders – when Peter Mandelson, who pushed through the digital economy bill, sits down with Keith Alexander – the director of the NSA and head of United States Cyber Command to discuss "Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues" you can be pretty sure they aren't hammering out how best to preserve the freedom of the internet.
Protecting critical infrastructure not only is essential to the functioning of daily life, Lynn said, but also is crucial to national security. He noted that in the United States, as in Europe, military bases and installations are part of -- and not separate from -- the civilian infrastructure that supports towns and cities.
“Ninety-nine percent of the electricity the U.S. military uses comes from civilian sources,” he said. “Ninety percent of U.S. military voice and Internet communications travel over the same private networks that service homes and offices. We also rely on the nation’s transportation system to move military freight, we rely on commercial refineries to provide fuel, and we rely on the financial industry to pay our bills.”
Disruptions to any one of these sectors would significantly affect defense operations, and a cyber attack against more than one could be devastating, Lynn said.