The Army Is Shopping for Cyber Weapons


May 19, 2015

As part of the Pentagon’s plan to beef up its capabilities, the service is reaching out to providers to see what kinds of tools are available.

The Army is seeking the assistance of cyberattack tool sellers, joining a growing number of Pentagon entities aiming to amass advanced cyber capabilities. A new market survey aimed at identifying suppliers is the third Defense Department document issued over the past month that points out a need to be able to execute “cyber effects.” 

A cyber effect typically refers to a hack, disruption or other impact to an adversary’s network, according to security experts.

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