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Oracle has added Leon Panetta, a former US secretary of defence and director of the central intelligence agency (CIA), to its board. Panetta was Bill Clinton' chief of staff from 1994 to 1997, served in the US House of Representatives and was later appointed head of the CIA by Barack Obama. During his time at the agency, …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    Says a lot about American democracy

    Despite having no obvious business or technology knowledge/expertise/track record, Oracle think he's just the man for the job - so presumably it's his political connections and clout in Washington that matter. What a sad state of affairs when large corporations (not just Oracle, obviously) can and need to buy their way into government like this.

    Mind you, the "fresh perspective [he brings] to our Board” will be a great help should they ever feel the need to debate how far and fast they lower their pants when the TLAs come knocking for access to data in their cloudy bits.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Says a lot about American democracy

      Surely you are wrong? everyone knows DropBox employed Condoleezza Rice for her open source hacking work on early cloud file systems, didn't they?

      I wonder is Bush(*) installed on team Google yet?

      * [any bush family member, I wonder if the family dog is running anywhere right now?]

  2. Sir Lancelot

    LMS relocating?

    So there might be some truth to the rumor that the Oracle LMS team is relocating to Guantanamo?

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