U.S. Air Force designates six cyber tools as weapons

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 Six cyber tools have been designated as weapons by the U.S. Air Force, allowing the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an Air Force official said on Monday.

Lt. Gen. John Hyten, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, told a cyber conference held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium that the new designations would boost the profile of the military’s cyber operations as countries grapple with attacks originating from the Internet.

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