How Secure are the Pentagon’s Electronic Systems?

From The New York Times:

Despite a six-year effort to build trusted computer chips for military systems, the Pentagon now manufactures in secure facilities run by American companies only about 2 percent of the more than $3.5 billion of integrated circuits bought annually for use in military gear.

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  1. Ken says:

    This post is actually a bit disconcerting.

  2. Larry C. says:

    Ken, it is down right scary.

  3. Devon Herrick says:

    A few months ago I read an article about how the Pentagon is required to request bids from small firms for military applications. Many of these vendors win bids to supply replacement microchips for military applications. The problem is that much of the legacy microchips are actually recycled from our old personal computers by Chinese firms and fraudulently sold as military grade. It’s a system that boosts costs and introduces inferior products into the supply chain.