Textbook story here.
Probably well meaning people for the most part, but now invested in their past actions and this “dog” of a software – even at the expense of Soldier’s lives. And make no mistake – it is Soldiers – the Marines and the intel agencies walked away from this crap.
When I asked General Legere about Hunter’s experience, she insisted that the congressman had only looked at “an experimental cloud” called UX and that they had “already shifted” to a new one known as Red Disk. In fact, Red Disk won’t be operable until the end of the year, while the UX software system remains the version of the Cloud being used at the ground intelligence center based at Fort Bragg—as well as at the other Cloud center, based at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Except that the latter has been offline for months now. Meaning, there is no synchronicity between centers. Meaning, by definition, that the Cloud is not a cloud.
In the blood program, we’ve seen the exact same thing happen. Smaller scale, but still, lives at stake and short-sighted leaders, often invested with their own after-Army careers at stake, compromise the safety and sanity of everyone they should be supporting.
Should be criminal.