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Cyber Command Will Miss Friday's Operational Deadline 156

techinsider writes "The U.S. Cyber Command won't be fully operational by Friday's October 1st deadline. A major challenge appears to be staffing the command with qualified personnel, of which it will need over 1,000 skilled employees. General Alexander told Congress his leadership staff was in place but acknowledged there were challenges in bringing in people to the rest of the organization."
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Cyber Command Will Miss Friday's Operational Deadline

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  • Re:Staff shortages (Score:5, Informative)

    by Pharmboy ( 216950 ) on Thursday September 30, 2010 @09:43AM (#33746242) Journal

    Piece of cake. They just need people that are not gay, have never smoked marijuana, can code in their sleep, and are willing to work for less than they could in the private sector. And they must not mind having military and bureaucrats for bosses who make 5 times more money for "leading" them in tasks that they themselves are clueless about. And be able to live up to deadlines that are decided by committees of higher up bosses who are new to the interweb.

    What is so difficult about that?

  • Re:Staff shortages (Score:5, Informative)

    by geekoid ( 135745 ) <dadinportland@[ ]oo.com ['yah' in gap]> on Thursday September 30, 2010 @10:56AM (#33747234) Homepage Journal

    NO one cares if they are gay.
    No one expects them to code in their sleep.
    they pay competitively. More so if you include benefits.
    Their bosses MAY make more money, it depends.
    I guarantee you their bosses are not 'clueless'.
    And from my experiences, I get to dictate my deadline. I will get to do so for as long as I keep meeting my deadlines.

    Yeah, there will be a drug test;however most companies have drug tests. And yeah, there will be some security issues. Since you are dealing with security of government installations I don't really have an issue with that.

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