Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cyber War/Security News Updates -- May 31, 2009

Terry Gillette, left, and Scott Chase run a Raytheon unit that finds flaws in Pentagon computers. Gregg Matthews for The New York Times

Contractors Vie For Plum Work, Hacking For The United States -- New York Times

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The government’s urgent push into cyberwarfare has set off a rush among the biggest military companies for billions of dollars in new defense contracts.

The exotic nature of the work, coupled with the deep recession, is enabling the companies to attract top young talent that once would have gone to Silicon Valley. And the race to develop weapons that defend against, or initiate, computer attacks has given rise to thousands of “hacker soldiers” within the Pentagon who can blend the new capabilities into the nation’s war planning.

Nearly all of the largest military companies — including Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon — have major cyber contracts with the military and intelligence agencies.

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More News On Cyber War/Security Issues

Obama's strategy for countering cyber attacks -- Christian Science Monitor
Obama: Cyber Security is a National Security Priority -- Washington Post
Cyber security strategy unveiled -- Washington Times
Obama's Cybersecurity Initiative Wins Praise -- PC World
Obama's cybersecurity plan prompts praise and some questions -- Washington Technology
Obama Moves to Curb Data-System Attacks -- Wall Street Journal
Obama will name official to push for cyber security -- Star Telegram
Cyber attacks continue to grow -- MSNBC
What Obama's Cyberplan Means For Business -- Forbes
All hail the cyber czar -- Washington Times Editorial

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