Cyberwarfare: Darpa's new 'space race'
Under a directive signed by the President - and OK'd by Congress - nearly every arm of the government's security apparatus is starting work on a massive national cybersecurity initiative, designed to protect the United States from electronic attack (and strike at adversaries online, as well). Darpa's role: Create a cyberwarfare range where all these new forms of electronic combat can be tried out. According to a defense official familiar with the program: "Congress has given DARPA a direct order; that's only happened once before - with the Sputnik program in the '50s."
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