A shameless plug for my old boss:
Still, Donavan Lewis, chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s threat analysis division, wants the United States to think more about long-term trends.
“China has shifted its dependence away from the United States to [countries such as Malaysia and South Korea], while our dependence on them has grown,” he said during a Defense conference in Salt Lake City in May. “We’ve got to adjust our thinking, our calculus about how we put together a system of systems.”
He admits to being worried about the possibility that “subversive functionality could be embedded” in technology.
“The Defense acquisition community is not used to thinking of itself as part of computer security,” he said.
A common refrain that has not gained a lot of traction despite being proven right again and again and again. Less a question of a falling tree making a sound as it is a platoon of woodsmen wearing ear plugs. Fair enough, but something to keep in mind the next time someone screams “intelligence failure!”