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The myths of automation debunked

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In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA’s domestic surveillance activities, the NSA recently announced that they plan to get rid of 90% of their system administrators via software automation in order to “improve security.” But as Forbes writer Courtney Nash explains, the approach just doesn't add up.

According to Nash, either the NSA has a monumental (yet not necessarily surprising) level of bureaucratic bloat that they could feasibly cut that amount of staff regardless of automation, or they are simply going to be less effective once they’ve reduced their staff.

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