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Pentagon Considers More Classified Programs to Combat Hacking

Defense News reports that “In an exclusive television interview with Defense News with Vago Muradian, [Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank] Kendall said that ‘in general, the department is moving toward a posture which tries harder to protect our information,’ one which will feature less public information – and could eventually see more programs designated as classified.”  

“The justification? The threat of data being stolen by near-peer competitors, who can quickly turn it around and use it against the US.”  

“’The more information we put in the adversary’s hand about who to target with those attacks and what to go after, the more effective those attacks can be, so we’re highly motivated right now to protect our information and protect whatever lead we may have over competitors,’ Kendall said.”

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