Archive: computer security

Cyber Intel Threatens Joint Strike Fighter

Computer hackers, apparently working as spies, have stolen "several terabytes of data related to design and electronics systems" at the heart of the Defense Department's massively expensive Joint Strike Fighter program. The Wall Street Journal reported that the intrusion raises questions about whether adversaries will be able to parlay the...


By Robert O'Harrow | April 21, 2009; 04:29 PM ET | Comments (13)

Cyber Security: The Achilles Heel Of U.S. Might?

Everybody knows by now that cyber security is something of an annoyance, if not a big deal. Who hasn't wondered whether their personal information is among files that data caches that leak out all too regularly these days from corporate and government computers because of security breaches? Almost all of...


By Robert O'Harrow | March 13, 2009; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Los Alamos Security Woes Worsen, Again

Double yikes: Still more computers are missing from Los Alamos National Labs. Just weeks after the Project On Government Oversight revealed ongoing security problems at Los Alamos, the group obtained a memo in which security officials acknowledge that 67 computers are considered missing and that 13 have been stolen in...


By Robert O'Harrow | February 12, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (5)

FAA Employee Data Takes Flight

The security of government computers has been a chronic problem for more than a decade. Leaders in the White House and the federal agencies have pledged over and over to make computer security a priority. So why were hackers able to access computers at the Federal Aviation Administration last week...


By Robert O'Harrow | February 10, 2009; 09:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Security Problems Turn Up At Los Alamos

The Project On Government Oversight has found evidence of more security breaches at Los Alamos National Laboratory -- one of the places in America's security-industrial complex that's supposed to be safe. You all may recall multiple reports over the last few years of impossible-seeming breaches at the top-secret protected weapons...


By Robert O'Harrow | February 2, 2009; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cyber Insecurity

Government Inc. has been fretting lately and for the umpteenth time about cyber security. Signs are that it's a lot worse out there than we want to admit. I was startled by a recent chat in one of the most secure rooms in the universe, where a government official...


By Robert O'Harrow | April 28, 2008; 05:54 PM ET | Comments (1)


© 2007 The Washington Post Company