British Military Bends the Rules for Out of Shape Computer Warriors
Posted on Jul 3, 2013
If you’re good with technology, Her Majesty’s military no longer cares how many push-ups you can do. The AP reports that British authorities decided to eliminate a fitness test for so-called cyberreservists.
British Defense Minister Philip Hammond told lawmakers Wednesday that military physical aptitude tests won’t apply to computer experts working as reservists.
He says the military will “specifically be recruiting cyberreservists, who will not necessarily have to have the same levels of fitness or deployability as reservists in general.”
Britain, like other countries, is boosting its electronic capabilities as attention increasingly turns to the twin threats of cyberespionage and cybersabotage.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.