Air Force reports making progess on cybersecurity without additional funding

The Air Force has made cyber security progress despite not additional funding.
The Air Force has made cyber security progress despite not additional funding.

The U.S. Air Force is reporting progress in its mission to give its weapons the same amount of cybersecurity protection as is received by the service's IT infrastructure under a  year-old program called Task Force Cyber Secure.

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, said that the Air Force has been able to take meaningful action to secure its weapons systems after nailing down seven key focus areas, according to Federal News Radio. One of the objectives is to have security included in a weapons system during development and another  giving cybersecurity training to purchasing personnel.

“We spent a couple years acting like Chicken Little and really didn't do anything to get at this issue of our weapons systems,” Pawlikowski said Wednesday at the Air Force Association's annual symposium in National Harbor, Maryland.

This all being accomplished with no additional funding.

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