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Darlene Costello: DOD, Space Industry Work Together to Combat IP Theft

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Darlene Costello
Darlene Costello Acting Assistant Secretary for Air Force

Darlene Costello, acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Department of Defense (DOD) and space companies “have their best people” working to counter China’s attempts to steal and compromise intellectual property data, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

She told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subpanel on strategic forces Wednesday that the Air Force is working with the space industry to implement security measures against potential breaches.

“We have gotten much better, and continue to challenge our industry partners and work with them on our cybersecurity and our intellectual property,” Costello added.

Costello noted that companies offer incentives to protect their intellectual property.

“Industry doesn’t want that going out the door either, so that’s a shared interest on our part and they are actively working it,” she said.

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