The Defense Department is expanding a pilot program to share cyber threat intelligence to help better protect its prime contractors.
This comes as the Pentagon continues to investigate a growing number of cases involving the mishandling or removal of classified data from military and commercial systems.
The trial program, involving 20 companies, will be extended through mid-November.
âThe results this far are very promising,â said William Lynn, deputy secretary of defense.
âCyber actually can bring us to our knees,â said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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