DARPA asks tech companies for cyber war ideas

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the date of DARPA’s Plan X event. The event will be held Sept. 27.

The Pentagon is inviting tech companies to show how they can help the military win a cyber war.

The research agency DARPA is hosting a daylong event Sept. 27 on its upcoming “Plan X”.

The new program focuses on building solid attack strategies and tools.

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DARPA says Plan X will create revolutionary technologies for cyber offensives and will help the military develop winning strategies and tactics.

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Contractors will develop tools that deploy weapons and monitor battle damage in a cyber war.

DARPA plans to announce Plan X formally by the end of next month.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

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