Former Director of National Intelligence wants to "re-engineer the Internet"

The following comment from former Director of National Intelligence (and current VP of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton) Michael McConnell is quoted in a recent article at

"We need to develop an early-warning system to monitor cyberspace, identify intrusions and locate the source of attacks with a trail of evidence that can support diplomatic, military and legal options — and we must be able to do this in milliseconds. More specifically, we need to re-engineer the Internet to make attribution, geo-location, intelligence analysis and impact assessment — who did it, from where, why and what was the result — more manageable. The technologies are already available from public and private sources and can be further developed if we have the will to build them into our systems and to work with our allies and trading partners so they will do the same."

Security is a lame excuse for censorship.

Critical services like the electrical grid don't have to be online. They could have dedicated direct lines for critical networks. They did it before the internet and they can do it now. McConnell is full of shit.