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Reports of unwanted sexual contact increased sharply in the past academic year. The Pentagon believes the spike shows more reporting, not more crimes.
Reported sexual assaults at the nation's three military academies jumped by 23 percent overall this year, but the data signaled a continued reluctance by victims to seek criminal investigations.
Sexual assault reports at the three U.S. military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year, but many more victims probably didn't come forward, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
As cybersecurity grows in importance to national security, the nation's three major military academies are teaching students how to be effective cyber warriors, both by defending and attacking computer systems. Andrew Phillips, the Naval Academy's chief academic officer, said the computer science department is running its first cybersecurity course for students who are not computer science majors.