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DoD Weapon Systems Contain Security Vulnerabilities

October 10, 2018

GAO report outlines challenges for the US Department of Defense to handle security flaws in weapon systems.

US military weapon systems are more vulnerable to cyberattacks than ever as they rely more on software and networks, according to a new General Accounting Office (GAO) report.

While the US Department of Defense has been moving toward ensuring the security of those systems, the GAO said the DoD is only beginning to make inroads on closing security holes and policies. The GAO’s report is based on its analysis of cybersecurity test reports on weapon systems conducted on behalf of DoD, and interviews with defense organizations and program officials in nine major US DoD acquisition program offices.

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