GrahamC  …… being quite clear about certain engaging matters on https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/2/1/expect-more-false-claims-act-cybersecurity-cases
Be in no doubt, in the fields of cybersecurity, and especially so those in the virtual team terrain of sensitive stealthy operations which are intelligently designed to lead ACTive global scale missions, to imagine and propose that harmful risk will, or can ever be effectively managed and successfully mitigated to any degree which would bring it anywhere near close to a comforting and convenient elimination, is not a realistic expectation.
However, notwithstanding that, to not seek to reduce the risk by the exercise of such inquisitive controls as contractors are currently duty bound to endure and assure for gainful operational employment and lucrative remuneration, would certainly be unwise and a text book case manic exercise of madness for mayhem, consummate conflict and catastrophic chaos which exists and will persist. It is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
The brave new world of the digitally augmented future is no safe and secure space place for the less than perfectly prepared. Take care out there, for there be AI Monsters and IntelAIgent Daemons, Heavenly Global Operating Devices and Hellish Angels at Tomorrow’s Work, Rest and Play Today, ACTive in Engaging Fields of Persistent and Consistent Alien Endeavour out there.
amanfromMars 1 Sun 21 Feb 15:01  …… wanting greater clarification on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/02/19/uk_darpa_aria_unveiled/
Just asking in order to know who and where not to do deals with
Exempting it from FOIA …… so they can give huge bungs to their mates. …. Anonymous Coward
Is the Matt Hancock pictured here ……. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/feb/21/matt-hancock-ex-neighbour-alex-bourne-under-investigation-uk-medical-regulator …… the same one adjudged by Mr Justice Chamberlain to have broken the law whenever handing out tens, and maybe even hundreds of millions of pounds of public money which nobody had/has, and he certainly did not own, without judicious oversight, as in indiscriminately, as is reported here one the BBC ….. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56125462
Is that a criminal offence which would have a Joe Bloggs summarily arrested, tried before a jury of peers, and sentenced to jail where he could languish to contemplate on his stupidity and error.
Or is there another course of exclusive executive action which avoids any punitive custodial incarceration and justice being applied to a poorly chosen few masquerading as competent members of Parliament and government ministers in a complicit Cabinet Office position ‽ .
If that is justice in a postmodern engaging democracy, then the law there is surely certainly a fcuking ass and unfit for future greater intelligent purpose?