I am however, not happy to see the dumbing down of America's relationship with technology, the careful manipulation of language to strip meaning and understanding from the words we use.
We are in the middle of a struggle, between disclosure of exploits and retaining them for tactical or strategic advantage, where information can be "shared" by a private company with a government, but under a veil of secrecy. Where we talk about defensive capabilities, but fall victim to the most basic attacks on our network infrastructure, due to a lack of coordination within government. We buy hardware with a name brand badge but an operating system with 14+ year old vulnerabilities. But at the same time endeavor to place privately owned networks under government protection for critical infrastructure protection.
Big fan, we need more of her today.
Edit: Wikipedia says I'm wrong. TIL.
I mean, have you ever been in a cyber building? I wish we had a cyber building at work.
I understand the term comes from the Greek for 'helmsman', and is used to mean governing systems, such as the systems that govern our infrastructure and businesses, and then cyber operations are presumably attacks or the defence of these systems.
So they are neither ignorant of etymology nor wider industrial understanding of the term. I don't know why people have a problem with it therefore.
I think Grace Hopper has more impact than those via compilers and COBOL. Still worth considering NRL if we're measuring Navy's brains. Might be something great in there.
e: What was previously commodore was split into the current two rear admiral ranks.
I only recently learned Grace Hopper was in the Navy. It is nice to see this decision.
(I'm lamenting "cyber building" there, not in any way mocking the admiral)
For another example, notice the the fact that I incorrectly used "the" twice in a row earlier in this sentence.