Janet Napolitano is helping Democrats sound the warning siren about cybersecurity and terrorism, but the everyday damage done by federal information systems is a lot less spectacular than the doomsday threats we are hearing in the push for a cybersecurity bill (see: The Real Cyber Threat Is From Politicians and Bureaucrats).
Add cybersecurity to the list of things politicians have talked about for years and never get around to doing. Why? Our government has proved time and again that it has trouble with technology. When Uncle Sam gets involved with computers he has problems (see: Uncle Sam Is No Geek), a troubling thought considering the cyber attack warnings we are hearing.
Sarah Palin raised the ire of critics, and even a few of her allies, after showing up at a Pennsylvania school in November, cookies in hand, to make a point about government regulation in Michelle Obama’s “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” Even conservative Mike Huckabee sided with Team Obama, suggesting that Ms.