No, we’re not talking about Albert, who was “meh” in nothing (except maybe high school French). We’re talking about the Department of Homeland Security’s “National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS),” known as “Einstein” to the cyberscenti. Einstein is supposed to provide four capabilities to non-military and non-intelligence agencies in the federal government: intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, analytics, and information sharing. A January 28 report from the Government Accountability Office has found that after 12 years and well over a billion dollars, Einstein still suffers from serious shortcomings in performing its basic mission. Companies that find themselves in the crosshairs of the FTC, HHS, or DoD for having less-than-perfect data security measures in place might want to remind the pot not to call the kettle black.