Ad ottobre avevo segnalato un articolo del Financial Times sullo sviluppo del mercato della cyber-security evidenziando come i consistenti finanziamenti governativi stessero spingendo le grosse aziende di armamenti ad investire sempre di più nel settore.
Colgo al volo, sull’ultimo numero di Intelligence Online, una conferma:
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command’s dependence on the firms they contract to work for them has left its mark on Maryland, where they are both based. General Dynamics has just opened a 2,600 m2 centre dedicated solely to cyber-security operations it carries out for the U.S. military in Annapolis Junction, a suburb of Washington next to the Fort Meade base where NSA and Cyber Command are headquartered.
Last week another company, Booz, Allen and Hamilton, which in 2010 won a $34 million contract to provide support to Cyber Command, launched a “cyber solutions network” that links together nine cyber-focused facilities in the Washington suburb. One of the sites is located right next to Fort Meade. In 2009, Booz Allen and Hamilton hired Mike McConnell, who headed the NSA from 1992 to 1995 and wasDirector of National Intelligence from 2007 to 2009.