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Cyber Corps Program Trains Spies For the Digital Age, In Oklahoma 118

David Hume writes "The Los Angeles Times has a story about the two-year University of Tulsa Cyber Corps Program. About '85% of the 260 graduates since 2003 have gone to the NSA, which students call "the fraternity," or the CIA, which they call "the sorority."' 'Other graduates have taken positions with the FBI, NASA and the Department of Homeland Security.' According to the University of Tulsa website, two programs — the National Science Foundation's Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service and the Department of Defense's (DOD's) Information Assurance Scholarship Program — provide scholarships to Cyber Corps students."
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Cyber Corps Program Trains Spies For the Digital Age, In Oklahoma

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  • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @11:44AM (#42081683)

    I just gotta say, what kind of boring life did you lead that you could pass a background check in your 40s.

    It one thing to be pass at 20 when you've had no time to get into any fun, but 40? I could never remember all the crimes I have committed. Halfway thought the polygraph the examiner would just start smacking me, 'you did what? Why are you wasting my time!'

  • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @12:01PM (#42081783)

    Tyler Durden could pass if he just fessed up? What if I fessed up to an ongoing crime?

    e.g. My most recent fun: Armature psych ops against paranoid political types (fleabaggers, teabaggers, code pink, EFF etc etc). Flying a scale model predator drone over their protests. Feeds their paranoia, makes them foam at the mouth, more irrelevant. The key is putting plant into the crowd so the drone is spotted on schedule, right as it goes out of good camera range. Not criminal (I'm careful of who's airspace I fly and maintain less then 400 AGL). Still would raise an eyebrow.

    I miss 'Occupy Oakland'. Those fools were easy to whip into a frenzy of paranoia. Gun shows just aren't as fun.

"The pathology is to want control, not that you ever get it, because of course you never do." -- Gregory Bateson