Yet... Hillary still had her private email server. Government employees are using foreign VPNs. Our voting systems are getting hacked.
You can sit there all high and mighty blaming OTHER PEOPLE for your inability to do your job successfully. That is what Republicans do. Learned helplessness. It is always someone else's fault that YOU failed.
Or you can work towards real solutions.
"And speaking very very frankly anyone who thinks IT chooses to be "stupidly restrictive" for ----- and giggles should be banned from the network because it likely isn't the attitude in most IT departments today."
No. It is because they are lazy.
Case in point...
"Then if that's the case, the "customers" need to give IT a list of requirements. I dont agree with your synopsis because I've worked with the federal government all my life in IT."
IT wants others to do their job for them. Maybe that works for people who have spent all of their lives sheltered in a cushy government job, but in the REAL WORLD you have to determine your customer's needs. Customers don't tell you what their real needs are. They tell you what they THINK they need, or what they think YOU think they need, or what you want to hear, or something they read on the internet. You have to determine their real needs. Anyone who expects a customer's real needs to just fall into their lap are hopelessly naive (or never actually had to do real work).
"The truth is the bad guys are always ahead of the good guys when it comes to finding holes and exploiting them."
Especially when your users are actively opening security holes because you refuse to take the time to try to work WITH them instead of sitting on your high horse making rules that YOU think are right regardless of how it affects someone else's workflow.
Now, I am not complaining about how you work (and how it affects my job). I work with lazy people all the time. I just find a way to work around them. What I have a problem with is you complaining about how it is other people's fault that YOU can't do your job effectively. And I am trying to point out that the reason you are always just complaining and not getting effective solutions is you have fallen into the trap of victimhood. Just blame all of your woes on the "user" or the "liberal media" or some other boogeyman so that YOU can be lazy and don't have to modify your own behavior and make yourself better.
It is IT's job to secure the network. Regardless of the your opinion of the merits, it is undeniable that instead of sitting around complaining about it (like you are doing), Hillary found a SOLUTION. She got her job done. The fact that classified emails ended up on a private server is a failure was on the part of IT (it is IT's job to secure the network, not Hillary's).
The problem with IT is they concentrate on PROCESS instead of RESULTS. Because if you look at RESULTS, then it would be pretty obvious that most IT departments suck. But the process was created with the intention to achieve a RESULT. But, if it is created with unrealistic assumptions, then that intention will not be realized (as demonstrated by the state of IT). IT hides behind the right "process" to distract from the fact that their results are terrible.