Inside the Navy - November 06, 2017

Top weapons tester concerned about ALIS cybersecurity, reliability

November 03, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Pentagon's top weapons tester says the F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System presents his office with a "conundrum," since the system's central server is owned by Lockheed Martin and not the government. ALIS "resides on the backbone network of Lockheed Martin," meaning the Defense Department doesn't have authorization to test the system directly, according to David Duma, the acting director of operational test and evaluation at the Pentagon. Speaking at an Oct. 19 cyber summit hosted by the Consortium for...

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