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DARPA asks tech companies for cyber war ideas
Wednesday - 8/22/2012, 9:23am EDT
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.
DARPA says Plan X will create revolutionary technologies for cyber offensives and will help the military develop winning strategies and tactics.
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.