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2009-03-09 07:50:00

On Friday, the U.S. government's director of cybersecurity resigned, criticizing the excessive role of the National Security Agency in countering threats to the country's computer systems. "He has tendered his resignation," Amy Kudwa, a Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman told Reuters. Rod Beckstrom, former Silicon Valley entrepreneur, said in a resignation letter published by the Wall Street Journal that it was a "bad strategy" to have the National Security Agency play a major role...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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