Cyber and space systems top Defense tech priorities

Cyber and space systems top Defense tech priorities

January 27, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Financial, Spending
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Despite plans to cut $487 billion from its budget over the next decade, the Pentagon will continue to make investments in systems that will allow the United States to maintain a technological edge, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Thursday.

The 2013 Defense budget, which will be released next month, will include increased investments in cyber technology and space systems, Panetta said, echoing comments he made when the Pentagon released a new strategy earlier this month.

Today Panetta said Defense needs to “leap ahead to defeat the enemy” across many domains, including space and cyberspace. He added that Defense managers need to make better use of information technology systems as part of a process to cut $60 billion from the department’s overhead costs.

via Nextgov, continued here.