Air Force seeks tech to keep hackers out of communications

 

"The US Air Force is looking to partner with tech companies to build a secure messaging device, with apps, for its flight crews. Called the electronic flight bag, it has to send and receive supersensitive information, and it can't be intercepted or disrupted by enemy forces.

It's part of a larger push to bring innovative technologies to this branch of the military. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James is traveling to the nation's tech hubs to promote the program. She's currently in Silicon Valley, and she sat down with reporters and other Air Force representatives on Thursday to talk about the program. Safe communications and cybersecurity, she said, are priority number one."