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Lawmakers fear infiltration of defense supply chain
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:21:29 PM »
Lawmakers fear infiltration of defense supply chain
By Morgan Chalfant - 03/19/17 07:30 AM EDT
 

Lawmakers are worried about the vulnerabilities of the Defense Department’s supply chain and the risk of adversaries inserting malicious material into Pentagon weapons systems.

“For a sophisticated adversary, this complex, multi-tiered supply chain offers numerous targets for attackers to potentially subvert the design, integrity and resilience of key national security assets,” Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told The Hill.

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/324575-lawmakers-fear-infiltration-of-defense-supply-chain
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Re: Lawmakers fear infiltration of defense supply chain
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 03:02:54 PM »
This problem is decades old isn't it?
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Re: Lawmakers fear infiltration of defense supply chain
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
This problem is decades old isn't it?

Of course it is.

Back in the 08 presidential race Duncan Hunter pointed to DOD testimony on capital hill where officials testified that they had no way of knowing whether China or other adversaries were manufacturing our classified tech for us.

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Re: Lawmakers fear infiltration of defense supply chain
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 03:12:58 PM »
I meant counterfeit parts.

Apparently there are vast numbers of counterfeit parts in the US military.
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