Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Cyber Command in Colorado Springs, Nuclear Control is....where?...Omaha?
Well, Tom Roeder from the Colorado Springs Gazette gave us the first report on why the Air Force Academy was on lockdown over the weekend, and what happens as a result of the Air Force officials getting spanked for not controlling their nuclear weapons. Cyber Command, the computer defense and attack unit temporarily housed in Louisiana, comes to Colorado Springs under the auspices of the Air Force Space Command - but will no longer be called Cyber Command, apparently. Meanwhile, nuclear weapons control leaves the Space Command's domain and now moves under.... well... it's not exactly clear. Roeder's article makes it sound like a new constituent command is formed under the U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, but details are pretty sparse. In any event, the shit all comes home to roost at StratCom, where the bigwigs control nuclear weapons, conventional weapons, global strike, intelligence, and every other icky thing you can think of. But if your computer is hacked, blame the kids in Colorado Springs. And is this inside baseball? Maybe, except that it involves the future of the planet, indicating you just might want to pay attention.