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AFA 2012: US wrestles with cyber security

20th September 2012 - 10:34 GMT | by Tony Skinner in National Harbor

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The Pentagon is looking at a separate cyber command as it considers how best to protect the US against a threat increasingly regarded with trepidation.

At the AFA Air & Space conference in National Harbor, the question of cyber security was high on the agenda, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Martin Dempsey for one arguing: ‘We all have to think about cyber. It will be a game-changer.’

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told the conference that the DoD was considering a new cyber command but there were wider issues that also needed to be addressed.

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