Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, is calling for the best and brightest to come together and research a cyber-security "Manhattan Project".
That's right... a defensive initiative to protect against cyber-terrorism is the same as the project that created nuclear bombs to Chertoff. Good job, government.
Chertoff said, "We need a game-changer with how we deal with attacks. In January, the president signed a homeland security directive, for a national cybersecurity initiative, almost like a Manhattan Project."
For all we know they are developing something sinister... like Metal Gear!
Sounds a lot like the plot to Metal Gear Solid 2, no?
Chertoff goes on to say:
"We face a very serious challenge and it's only likely to grow more serious as time passes. We're operating in a domain in which traditional military power or the power of the government is insufficient to address the full nature of the threat. A command and control response will simply not be adequate. We need a network response to deal with a network attack."
The threat is definitely there, but please come up with a different name for the project.