Just One Word, Cyber

Very very quietly, the Navy is getting on board with cyber, starting with the Academy, that denizen of higher learning. Three insiders quoted on the matter:

Having that kind of facility on campus will not only expand what mids can talk about in the classroom, but will also allow for more speakers to give lectures, said Capt. Paul Tortora, deputy director for the academy’s Center for Cyber Security Studies…

Cyber is becoming critical to the mission, so much so that Academic Dean Andrew Phillips puts it on par with the Navy’s four other fighting domains: land, sea, air and space…

Midshipman 3rd Class Molly McNamara, one of the first mids to declare a cyber major, signed up without knowing what to expect. “Because this is a new major, I’m really interested to see what we’ll do,” she said…

Dustin Hoffman (in the Graduate) was once told: I just want to say one word to you — just one word — ‘plastics.’ Let me rephrase that for today’s Navy: I just want to say one word to you — just one word – Cyber. . .

Rachel Nichols ESPN

Commuting in California has converted me to a sports radio guy. ESPN is always good: Mike and Mike, then Colin Cowherd. The sports station is truly loaded with talent. And one of the more annoying sportscasters, Rachel Nichols, is leaving to go to CNN. Preachy Rachel, if you are not aware, is related to the director, Mike Nichols. Yes, of The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fame.