How do these things keep happening to us?
We lost a high-tech Hellfire air-to- ground missile, accidentally sending it to Cuba, likely compromising critical sensor and GPS targeting technology to China, Russia, and/or North Korea.
But it's not all that different from how many other examples, such as:
- Chinese cyber espionage snared critical design secrets to the 5th generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
- Iran captured and purportedly decoded an RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude reconnaissance drone.
- Russian spies stole U.S. nuclear secrets helping them to build their first atomic bomb.
We are the innovator for high-tech bar none, which is beautiful and a huge competitive advantage.
But what good is it when we can't protect our intellectual property and national security secrets.
The U.S. feeds the world not only with our agricultural, but with our knowledge.
Knowledge Management should be a mindful exercise that rewards our allies and friends and protects us from our enemies--and not a free-for-all where we we can't responsibly control our information. ;-)
(Source Photo: here with attribution to James Emery)