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Pentagon Asks Contractors to Increase Fight Against Industrial Espionage

National Defense Magazine reports that “a long-feared flow of Chinese-made counterfeit electronic parts and malicious software is making its way into the assembly lines of U.S. defense contractors. The Pentagon’s nightmare scenario: An orchestrated campaign to not only sabotage U.S. weapon systems but also steal sensitive design data from American companies.”

“It is a wide open secret that the Pentagon’s complex supplier base has become a huge target.”

“’We see growing opportunities for bad people to get at our products,’ said Undersecretary of Defense Frank Kendall, who oversees weapons acquisitions.”

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