Air Force Wants Contractors to Develop Offensive Network “Weapons”

The Air Force is looking for contractors to help it go on the offensive in attacking enemy computer networks, according to an article on NextGov.  The military branch says it is looking for technologies that can:

  • Map an enemy’s computer network
  • Provide access to that network,
  • Manipulate data in enemy information systems
  • Launch denial-of-service attacks.

Apparently, the statements mark a change from the Pentagon’s public comments on cybersecurity which have focused primarily on defending our networks against attack.



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