Pentagon moving nuke secrets to Cloud

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by hawki, May 15, 2018.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Pentagon Wants Cloud Secure Enough to Hold Nuke Secrets...

    The Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud will be designed to host the government’s most sensitive classified data, including critical nuclear weapon design information and other nuclear secrets...

    ...the winning company must be able to obtain the full range of top secret government security clearances, including Department of Energy “Q” and “L” clearances necessary to view restricted nuclear data...

    ...[T]he Defense Department’s requirement for individual “Q” clearances for personnel at the contractor that wins JEDI suggests the cloud may be able to 'host information pertaining to nuclear weapons or classified information pertaining to the deployment and utilization of nuclear weapons.'..."

    https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-te...cloud-secure-enough-hold-nuke-secrets/148192/
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Doesn't seem to be very secretive.
     
  3. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    Sounds like someone wants to make those secrets more vulnerable to hackers than they are already.
     
  4. blacknight

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    I can't believe that Defense Department trusts the cloud, and for nuke matters ! What US-CERT thinks ??
     
  5. hawki

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    "Pentagon eases secrecy over cloud contract...

    The report was initially labeled “For Official Use Only,” restricting its public release. After complaints from congressional staff and an inquiry by Bloomberg News, Pentagon officials removed the restriction for everything except projected spending figures for the next five fiscal years..."

    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/pen...cloud-contract-as-amazon-rivals-fret-1.527006
     
  6. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

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    I know for a fact that the folks at Los Alamos In NM are NOT onboard with this line of thinking. Not one bit.
     
  7. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    If they wanted to do a nuclear 9/11 that would be a good way to claim your "terrorists" got access to nuclear technology...
     
  8. reasonablePrivacy

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    I fear more about close collaboration between government and military with cloud services, than leak of these documents.
    If they would use a few layers of strong cryptography, USA-based cloud services it is going to be hard to pown. And those who can pown these services, are well-funded government agencies, who know how to build nuclear weapon and mostly have them already anyway.
     
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