Pete Cooper

FILE - This March 12, 2013 photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport.  The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. A DHS alert recommends that plane owners ensure they restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft until the industry develops safeguards to address the issue, which was discovered by Boston-based cybersecurity company, Rapid7, and reported to the federal government.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Next gen air traffic systems turning airspace into digital network

The Atlantic Council has studied this issue. Senior fellow Pete Cooper joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a discussion.

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