July 27, 2021
Pentagon watchdog says mismanaged ‘additive manufacturing’ increased cybersecurity risks
The Defense Department has not consistently secured or managed its “additive manufacturing systems” or design data, increasing cybersecurity risks and potentially allowing adversaries to steal design technology, according to a recent DOD inspector general's report.
The Pentagon uses additive manufacturing systems to build three-dimensional physical prototypes and production parts like body armor and parts for tactical vehicles. The IG reviewed five sites that "did not consistently secure or manage their AM systems to prevent unauthorized changes and ensure the integrity...