October 1, 2015 | Interviewed by Greg Corombos - WND
Ex-CIA chief rips Obama bureaucrats: No cyber-hack fixes
A new government report shows the computer networks of 24 federal agencies still do not have adequate security systems in place and are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey says it’s completely unacceptable.
“It needs to improve a great deal and it needs to improve fast,” said Woolsey, who served as the nation’s top intelligence official from 1993-1995. He is now chairman of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
At issue is a Government Accountability Office, or GAO, study showing the government is still playing catch-up when it comes to cyber security.
Woolsey said the feds continue to drag their feet on an issue proven by recent hackings to be a national priority.
“It is frustrating to find these things, report after report after report. Such-and-such-a-group is behind, such-and-such-a-group has not gotten started,” Woolsey said. “As MacBeth said, ‘Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.’”
Woolsey says there is still not enough urgency.
“I think there’s still a kick in the pants needed,” he said. “I think people have not really zeroed in on how serious it is.”