US DEFENCE DEPARTMENT

  • US to boost cybersecurity force January 28, 2013

    Washington: The Pentagon plans to assign significantly more personnel in coming years to counter increasing threats against US government computer networks and conduct offensive operations against foreign foes, a US defence official said on Sunday. The plan, which would increase both military and civilian staffing at US Cyber Command, comes as...
  • US defence department braces for budget cut February 11, 2012

    Washington: The US Defence Department is bracing for budget cuts set to be announced next week, Xinhua reported. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said on Friday that the defence budget proposals will have a topline request of $525 billion for fiscal year 2013, set to begin in October, with $88.4 billion...
  • Hackers target US arms major Lockheed Martin May 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Hackers had reportedly infiltrated the computer networks of America's top defence contractor Lockheed Martin. The security breach was first detected on May 22 and was hushed up. The company immediately moved in to damage control mode and shut down most of its remote access. It's not clear if...