F-35 Combat Testing Likely to be Delayed

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    The Pentagon is unable to check in on key maintenance of the hugely expensive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) thanks to information security failings with a Lockheed Martin database.

    Engine and airframe maintenance data contained in the database is inaccessible because it is non-compliant with US Cyber Command's security requirements.

    As a result personnel cannot access the database from government networks.

    Combat testing of the F-35 will therefore likely be delayed by a year or more.

    More here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/0..._f35_maintenance_thanks_to_insecure_database/
     
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    So this isn't really a technical problem just a problem of bureaucratic red tape. Some employees don't have the correct permissions to reach what they need.
     
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