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[March 30, 2014]

Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks [Saudi Press Agency (Saudi Arabia)]

(Saudi Press Agency (Saudi Arabia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Jumada I 27, 1435, Mar 28, 2014, SPA -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against computer-based attacks, according to AP.


Hagel's comments Friday at the National Security Agency headquarters in suburban Washington come as he prepares to visit China next week, where officials are likely to challenge him amid reports of aggressive U.S. cyber spying.

The Pentagon has been recruiting outside talent for cybersecurity jobs as well as encouraging people already in the military to train for them and will have some 1,800 professionals by year's end. Hagel says that will grow to 6,000 in 2016.

Hagel says U.S. use of cyberspace has outpaced the security developed for it.

  ! WASHINGTON, Jumada I 27, 1435, Mar 28, 2014, SPA -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against computer-based attacks, according to AP.

Hagel's comments Friday at the National Security Agency headquarters in suburban Washington come as he prepares to visit China next week, where officials are likely to challenge him amid reports of aggressive U.S. cyber spying.

The Pentagon has been recruiting outside talent for cybersecurity jobs as well as encouraging people already in the military to train for them and will have some 1,800 professionals by year's end. Hagel says that will grow to 6,000 in 2016.

Hagel says U.S. use of cyberspace has outpaced the security developed for it.

-- SPA 00:03 LOCAL TIME 21:03 GMT All Rights Reversed for Saudi Press Agency Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company (c) 2014 All rights reserved. Albawaba.com

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