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March 19, 2012 5:40 pm

Pentagon Allocates Billions for Cyberwarfare

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The Hill – The Pentagon is investing heavily in an arsenal of cyberweapons as a debate rages in Congress about how and when they should be used.

The Defense Department is pouring roughly $3.4 billion into cyberwarfare accounts across the services and various combat commands, according to The Washington Post.

Military leaders have set aside $154 million for the department’s new Cyber Command, which is the first ever combat command focused on network warfare, according to the report. The 24th Air Force and the Navy’s Tenth Fleet are already conducting cyberoperations at the service level.

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