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 Fiscal 2017 budget deadline

 

DARPA switches to cyber offense

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is switching to offense on the cyber field. DARPA Director Regina Dugan said new research will address military-specific ways to actually create cyber threats, not just develop ways to defend against them.

An Infosecurity magazine report said DARPA considers a good offense one of the best ways to handle an evolving cybersecurity challenge. The cutting-edge agency has seen is cyber budget increasing of late — from $120 million in fiscal-year 2011 to $208 million in FY 2012.

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