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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:21:10 -0400
From: Benjamin Kreuter <>
Subject: Re: NSA Cyber security program [ maybe off-topic ]

On Wed, 30 May 2012 23:51:09 +0200
Jann Horn <> wrote:

> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 08:06:42PM -0300, Pablo wrote:
> > Interesting…
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
> > -program-for-college-students.html
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > This tells us that there is a lack of qualified people for this
> > area.
> What I understand there is that they have a lack of qualified people
> in this area *who want to work for them*.

Or who they are willing to employ.  If you were the NSA, would you
really want to hire someone who supports Wikileaks, considering
everything that has happened?  I am willing to bet that a lot of
technically qualified people who would be willing to work for the NSA
are not considered as candidates for non-technical reasons.

-- Ben

Benjamin R Kreuter
UVA Computer Science


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