Nuclear weapons arsenal under 'constant attack,' NNSA says

Wednesday - 3/21/2012, 5:48pm EDT

Officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration say America's nuclear weapons arsenal is "under constant attack."

One spokesman told U.S. News and Weekly Reports the Nuclear Security Enterprise computing infrastructure experiences up to ten million "significant cyber security events" each day but only about a thousand are believed to be "successful."

Because of the strain, the agency is asking for additional funding on their 2013 budget.

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