Defense nominee favors proactive cyber posture

Defense nominee favors proactive cyber posture

Article originally written by Mark Pomerleau, Summarized by The Alliance for Fort Gordon

President Biden’s defense secretary nominee showed support for the ideas behind the Pentagon’s more proactive approach to cybersecurity dubbed “defend forward.”

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin favors the DoD’s proactive actions against threats from China and Russia, which are conducting “malicious cyber campaigns to erode U.S. military advantages, threaten our infrastructure, and reduce our economic prosperity,” he wrote in responses to lawmakers’ policy questions ahead of his confirmation hearing.

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  1. From a CSRA potential business perspective, this is very encouraging. One company, 178 employees, with 100 re-locating to CSRA/Augusta/Ft. Gordon. Consider their collective salaries in the upper 60K/per year or more, and potential for contributing to the tax base, local food, clothing, housing, utilities, and other associated business enterprises, and this becomes the essence of our growth, and the support of very important industries.
    From a governmentaal perspective, this provides the justifcation (at least partially) for improvements to infrastructure, such as widening and improving roads, realigning traffic patterns, planning for future residential and commercial plots in unincorporated areas, and anticipated growth in the tax base for schools, and emergency services.
    Thank you CSRA Alliance for providing the information in detail as to which companies are coming to our community, and providing the Governor’s welcome and encouragement. May the surrounding munincipalities welcome our new neighbors, and support them in integrating into and contributing to, our shared peace and prosperity.

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