"My answer about how to treat pirates? Kill them." --Col. David W. Coffman, USMC, commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Today was an exciting day at West 2010--and I'm not talking about the dynamic speakers and exhibitors.
FINALLY -- able to blog from booths because I actually got connected to and by the right people. Thanks, Microsoft! Here's a look at some of the capabilities being demo'ed here.
"They have a black belt in survival."
"We don't spend enough time and energy on what navies do: sea control."
"Ignorance is our biggest vulnerability [in the cyber domain]." --Vice Adm. Carl Mauney, USN, deputy CO, STRATCOM
"I believe that it's more likely that an attack will come from not a bomb off a bomb rack, but instead electrons in cyberspace."
Editor in Chief Robert K. Ackerman, Executive Editor Maryann Lawlor, and Associate Editor Katie Packard are on site at WEST 2010. Click here to see their blog entries on speakers, technology, and goings-on at the conference.
"Paper money-kiss it goodbye."
"We are starting to build a deterrent construct that will be better than mutual assured destruction."-Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff