Inside the Pentagon - October 11, 2018

GAO: 'Entire generation' of DOD weapon systems may lack cyber protections

October 10, 2018 at 4:56 PM
The Defense Department has developed an "entire generation" of weapon systems without adequately considering the cybersecurity of those platforms, according to congressional auditors. The Pentagon has only until recently neglected how software and IT systems, which have revolutionized how weapon systems work, could also present new risks to those platforms due to their cyber vulnerabilities, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Oct. 9. "We and others have warned of these risks for decades," the report states. "Nevertheless, until...

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