Feb 4, 2016

DOT&E: Cyber Vulnerabilities Plague Battlefield Comms

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Cyber is still a challenge for soldiers on the battlefield.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include comment from an industry official.

WASHINGTON — Cyber vulnerabilities continue to plague the Army’s battlefield communications, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester, while the service works to harden its network against cyber attacks.

The Army’s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), the Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR), the Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) and the Rifleman Radio were all cited as having problematic cybersecurity vulnerabilities in a report released Monday by the Pentagon’s Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E), J. Michael Gilmore.

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