James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

China cyber spies access major U.S. weapons systems, report says

There are new allegations of a serious breach of American military secrets in a confidential report, first obtained by The Washington Post, which says Chinese cyber spies gained access to the designs for dozens of major U.S. weapons systems. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reported on "CBS This Morning" that the report, put together by the Defense Science Board for Pentagon leaders, includes a veritable who's who of the weapons that will be involved in President Barack Obama's so-called "Pacific pivot." The pivot, Martin explained, is where you take the weight of the U.S. military away from the wars of the last decade and move them into the Pacific Ocean where the main competitor is China. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57586367/china-cyber-spies-access-major-u.s-weapons-systems-report-says/