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Pentagon Quietly Sharing Classified Cyber Threat Intelligence With Defense Contractors

Shane Harris reporting on the National Jouranl that a new intelligence partnership, which has not been previously reported, called the Industrial Base initiative, or "the DIB," has been in the making since September 2007 where contractors and the government could confidentially share information. From the report:

"In response to an unprecedented wave of attacks on the Defense Department's computer networks, and possible theft of information about U.S. weapons systems by foreign governments, the Pentagon has quietly begun sharing classified intelligence about hackers and online threats with the country's biggest defense contractors. The intelligence-sharing program began almost two years ago, after top Pentagon leaders realized that hackers were trying to steal information not just by breaking into government computers but also by going after corporations that contract with the government. These private computers and networks often contain the same sensitive and classified information found in the government's systems."

Read full story: National Journal

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