Friday, October 2, 2015

If Quill Pens And Parchment Were Good Enough For Thomas Jefferson...

Why would anyone expect the Department of State to have evolved secure electronic communication systems that match, say, AOL?
The lack of a State Department classified network accessible via mobile devices is a major problem in our 24/7, always-on world. It forces officials to make tough choices about the trade-off between security and the need for timely transmission of vital information. In the furor over Clinton’s emails, policymakers, pundits, and technology experts should not lose sight of the larger imperative of developing new systems that don’t pit the imperative of security against the need to communicate, share information, and reach decisions at the pace that breaking world events demand.

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