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U.S. Cyber Defense Needs to Focus on Superior Technology, Official Says

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With India and China poised to over take the United States in the training of proficient computer scientists, a top U.S. Defense official has said that America must confront the cyber defense challenge with a focus on superior technology and productivity.

"Even as the U.S. government strengthens its cadre of cyber security professionals, it must recognize that long-term trends in human capital do not bode well . . . Over the next 20 years, many countries, including China and India, will train more highly proficient computer scientists than will the U.S.," Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn wrote in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs.

"The United States will lose its advantage in cyberspace if that advantage is predicated on simply amassing trained cyber security professionals. The U.S. government, therefore, must confront the cyber defense challenge as it confronts other military challenges: with a focus not on numbers but on superior technology and productivity," he wrote.

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