Sen. Landrieu Urges Moving Cyber Jobs Out of DC: “Some of those jobs need to be located outside the blast zone”

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Does she have some inside information the rest of us aren’t privy to?

Landrieu, D-New Orleans, said she plans to use her influence as chair of Homeland Security to “build a cyber footprint in Louisiana.” She wants to move to Louisiana more governmental agencies and tech experts charged with protecting America from hackers.

“Those jobs can’t all be based inside Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va.,” she told The Daily Advertiser later. “Some of those jobs need to be located outside the blast zone. With its technological expertise and the university here, Acadiana can help safeguard the cyber frontier.”

We’re not  familiar with blast zones from a cyber attack and she left this comment unexplained. Then again, it’s Mary Landrieu.

Via Weekly Standard.

 

4 Responses to “Sen. Landrieu Urges Moving Cyber Jobs Out of DC: “Some of those jobs need to be located outside the blast zone””

  1. NR Pax on 28/28/13 at 10:13 am

    To be honest, I can’t really fault her thinking too much. It’s not a bad idea to move facilities out of one small area of real estate. The data won’t travel any slower in the South than in the Beltway.

    Besides, I’m trying to move out of MD and my family has a house in Bossier City.

  2. Jon Brooks on 29/29/13 at 2:16 pm

    The blast zone is relating to when Israel is forced to use the “Samson Option” and saves the last one for Washington D.C.
    Not that I would blame them.