US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH FLOPPY DISKS … “WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME”
As reported at CNBC, the United States Department of Defense is still using 8 inch floppy disks in 2016. Are you kidding me, I had no idea they were even still available. According to the report, the 8-inch floppy disks are used in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces. UNREAL. So lets get this straight, we are spending tax payer dollars on the US military and national defense for military trans-gender sensitivity training and creating a “green Navy fleet,” but they can’t see to upgrade the IT systems that handle and coordinate nuclear force operations?
Maybe they use the ’80s flick “War Games” as a training film, too.
The U.S. Defense Department is still using — after several decades — 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals.
The Defense Department’s 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report.
The department’s outdated “Strategic Automated Command and Control System” is one of the 10 oldest information technology investments or systems detailed in the sobering GAO report, which calls for a number of federal agencies “to address aging legacy systems.”
The report shows that creaky IT systems are being used to handle important functions related to the nation’s taxpayers, federal prisoners and military veterans, as well as to the U.S. nuclear umbrella.
“Federal legacy IT systems are becoming increasingly obsolete: Many use outdated software languages and hardware parts that are unsupported,” the report found. “Agencies reported using several systems that have components that are, in some cases, at least 50 years old.”
US ACTIVE MILITARY PREFERS TRUMP OVER HILLARY BY 2 TO 1 MARGIN …
In a new poll of active American military personnel, Donald Trump leads by a wide margin to become the next Commander in Chief. The survey of active-duty service members chose Trump over Clinton by a 54% to 25% margin. In fact, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, who has no chance of winning the Democrat primary because of a rigged establishment super delegate process, does better than Clinton in this poll. Interestingly enough as the Daily Caller points out, criticism from the GOP foreign policy establishment pointing out Trump’s inexperience in the field has done little to dissuade active-duty service members from throwing their support behind the real estate tycoon.
In a new survey of American military personnel, Donald Trump emerged as active-duty service members’ preference to become the next U.S. president, topping Hillary Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin. However, in the latest Military Times election survey, more than one in five troops said they’d rather not vote in November if they have to choose between just those two candidates.
But given only those choices, 21 percent of the service members surveyed said they would abstain from voting. More than 54 percent of the 951 troops Military Times surveyed said they would vote for Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, over Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. Only about 25 percent said they would vote for Clinton in that matchup.
Democrats overwhelmingly favored Clinton (72 percent to 8 percent) and Republicans overwhelmingly supported Trump (82 percent to 6 percent). Troops who identified as independents slightly favored Trump, by a 40 percent to 32 percent margin.
Female troops favored Clinton over Trump, by a 51 percent to 24 percent margin. Male troops backed Trump over Clinton 57 percent to 22 percent.
Officers were more likely to back Clinton, though still said they’d vote for Trump by a 46 percent to 32 percent tally. Enlisted respondents broke 58 percent to 21 percent for Trump.
ITS TOO BAD THIS COMMANDER IN CHIEF DID NOT TAKE TERRORISM AS SERIOUS …
The Washington Times is reporting that the Pentagon is ordering its top commanders to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. Guess who they get their directive from? The directive, “Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience,” is in line with President Obama’s view that global warming is the country’s foremost national security threat. This fool cannot be replaced soon enough before he does any more damage to this country. Let’s hope it is not permanent.
Oh yes Mr. President, ISIS is the JV, but global warming is the United States greatest national security threat. Lord help us.
The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies.
A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.”
To four-star generals and admirals, among them the regional combatant commanders who plan and fight the nation’s wars, the directive tells them: “Incorporate climate change impacts into plans and operations and integrate DoD guidance and analysis in Combatant Command planning to address climate change-related risks and opportunities across the full range of military operations, including steady-state campaign planning and operations and contingency planning.”
Sen. Marco Rubio Iowa Caucus Speech: Hammers Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton … Hillary Clinton is disqualified from being the President & Commander in Chief of the United States (VIDEO)
Ted Cruz may have won Iowa much to the surprise of the pundits and establishment, but Marco Rubio had just a strong and surprising showing as well. Rubio nearly passed Donald Trump and came in second. Following Sen. Marco Rubio’s strong third place finish in Iowa, Rubio spoke to his supporters, thanked them and put forth his vision if he is elected president of the United States.
“After 7 years of Barack Obama, we are not waiting any longer to take our country back. This is not a time for waiting … This is a time where we need a president that will truly preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Not one that undermines, attacks and ignores the Constitution of the United States.”
“In America there are only two ways forward for us now, we can be greater than we have ever been or we can be a great nation in decline. If Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton get elected, if they were to win we will become a great nation in decline.”
Check out the 3:06 mark of the video where Rubio calls out Hillary Clinton and states she is disqualified from becoming president of the United States:
“Hillary Clinton is disqualified from being the President of the United States because she stored classified information and sensitive information on her email server and because she thinks she is above the law. And Hillary Clinton can never be Commander in Chief because anyone who lies to the family of people who have lost their lives in the service of this country can never be Commander in Chief of the United States!”
UNREAL, REMEMBER WHEN THE MILITARY WAS ABOUT DEFEATING THE ENEMY AND NOT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS?
So the US Navy is going PC because some all of a sudden calling woman who serve in the Navy, Midshipman, is just too mean and makes them feel uncomfortable. The term “midshipman” has been used since the 1600′s, long predating the academy, which opened in 1845. According to the story, women first enlisted in the Navy in 1917, weeks before the United States entered World War I , as yeomen. But suddenly the use of the name “Midshipman” is no longer good. Has this country lost its mind and focus on the task at hand? The fact that our military is wasting any resources to something so silly and ridiculous is just incredible. What else would we expect with Barack Obama as Commander in Chief? So what will the Navy come up with, Midship-people, or maybe Midship-folks?
What happens when you take the “man” out of “midshipman”?
Navy officials will consider this question as they turn to language in an effort to fully integrate women into all levels of the service, including the Naval Academy.
Ray Mabus, the secretary of the Navy, issued a memo to the chief of naval operations on Jan. 1 asking for an “update of position titles and descriptions to demonstrate through this language that women are included in these positions.”
He also wrote: “Please review the position titles throughout the Navy and ensure that they are gender-integrated … removing ‘man’ from their titles.”
So what should it be?
Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson assigned the Navy’s master chief petty officer to establish a group that will, Navy officials said, “canvass the fleet, talk with sailors to hear their thoughts and provide recommendations on feedback.”
I have an idea, how about the US Navy focus on their job of protecting America and not get embarrassed by having their sailors taken hostage by Iranians on the seas and forced to put their hands over their heads and surrender their weapons. Hmm?