Your Job Coud Be Worse: Pentagon IT Follows This 193-Rule Chart

You think your workday is stressful? The IT crew charged with securing the extremely sensitive internal networks of the US military have to follow this unbelievably convoluted 193-part regulatory chart. To do anything. I feel safer already!

Believe it or not, the chart was actually drawn up to help the Pentagon's cyber security team make some sense of the massive set of rules they're expected to wade through, an attempt to "capture the tremendous breadth of applicable policies, some of which many [IT]practitioners may not even be aware, in a helpful organisational scheme". Yes, looking at that graphical mushroom cloud of a chart, the word "helpful" certainly comes to mind. Bonus mind-boggling factoid: the chart was created by the DASD CIIA (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Cyber, Identity & Information Assurance). Good general rule of thumb: never expect useful assistance from an entity with an acronym that long. [Danger Room]

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