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[Reuters] CIA to software vendors: A revolution is coming

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency told software vendors on Tuesday that it plans to revolutionize the way it does business with them as part of a race to keep up with the blazing pace of technology advances.

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Sounds like it's going to be expensive...gl with that.
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That's one misleading headline.
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That's one misleading headline.

Heh, I'd say so. All it is about is the CIA is changing the way they are buying software. I can't believe they haven't been doing this for years...wait...no, I can believe it quite easily.
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It's the CIA.....Would you say no?



*cue black helicopters
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It's the CIA.....Would you say no?
*cue black helicopters

Lol this on so many levels.
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Wow yeah, thought this meany they were requiring backdoors for them or something similar.
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It looks like they want to just buy stuff as it comes out, and not have to stick with any long term contractual obligations.

Smart move, as it means they can always have the best tools available regardless of who is making them.

It does raise the question of how many different, new companies they will deal with as a result, and if it will hinder the intelligence community in the long run.
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The government has done volume licenses for pennies on the dollar for decades now. Now that Linux, Unix, and Android have all in their own rights and respects become integral parts of the code internally, it would be no wonder that the USGO would try and find a rapid dispense of funding to gain surplus in something such as programming.

It would, however, make more sense to the right kind of worker to rebuild the x86 kernel that MS gave to Creative Commons for the sake of integrating it with already existing hardware systems to make the best of what they have. On the other hand, it would also make sense to get the right kind of gear and foresee the oncoming digital future, now that practically everyone with a mobile device has a way of tapping into deepweb, incognito, provided they know what they're doing. More happens without recognition, than does with. Looking past computers, that's a highly volatile network, and that's where they're looking into, specifically, is wireless systems and programming.

Pretty interesting, seeing as the USAF has also done work on the node framework we all use our internet on, and you wouldn't be any the wiser, not having known that it was something as simple as using your email, and now it's a permanent fixture on your computer system. Firewalling is about as good as howling at the moon. Unless you can build a better mousetrap, you can't.
Edited by zorpnic - 3/2/12 at 12:51am
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