DoD clumsy on weapons systems cyber protection: GAO

The Defense Department's most sophisticated weapons systems are basically moving, networked computer systems, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks.

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The Defense Department’s most sophisticated weapons systems, in service and planned, are basically moving, networked computer systems. That makes them vulnerable to cyber attacks. What’s surprising is how flat-footed the department seems to be when it comes to protecting its weapons systems. That’s according to Cristina Chaplain, director of contracting and national security acquisition issues at the Government Accountability Office. It’s outlined in a new report from the agency and Chaplain joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

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