Doug Bedell — October 10, 2016, 12:07 pm

U.S. Military Needs to be ‘Cool’ to Attract Cyber Recruits

It used to be that you had only to be compliant and enterprising to succeed in U.S. military ranks. Now it helps to be “cool” as well.

U.S. security, the DefenseTech blog explains, is based increasingly on cyber security and technology. “The military,” says writer Richard Sisk, quoting a defense panel, “should consider setting up a ‘Digital ROTC’ to attract cyber experts and also try harder to appear ‘cool’ to a new generation of potential recruits.”

“You can’t just say come because we’re cool – you have to be cool,” adds astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Do that, “and you’ll get them (recruits) for sure,” Tyson recently told the Defense Innovation Board.

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