Dawn S. Onley, Government Computer News, 19 October 2005

Fighting al-Qaida marks the first time in world history that a guerilla faction has moved war from the physical domain to cyberspace, said the Army CIO.

The concepts of warfare have not changed in over 2,000 years, but the tools used for war have, Army Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle said during a lunch address yesterday at the MILCOM 2005 conference.

Boutelle implored the audience not to get comfortable about the advances that have been made by commercial technologies. Those same technologies, Boutelle warned, are being used by terrorist groups like al-Qaida, and in some instances, America’s adversaries are better at obtaining and using information to their advantage.

"Your enemy, your adversary, is using your information, and they do it faster, better and cheaper," Boutelle said. (more)