Frank Tiboni, Federal Computer Week, 19 July 2005

Defense Department officials acknowledged in a new report released this week that the Chinese military is developing sophisticated communications systems and computer network operations.

The People’s Liberation Army is developing modern, integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, the DOD report states. The Chinese military is bolstering its ability for computer network attacks, defense and exploitation, according to “Annual Report to Congress: The Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2005.”

“The People’s Liberation Army has likely established information warfare units to develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems and networks, and tactics to protect friendly computer systems and networks,” according to the report.  (more)

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