The United States military is going on the offensive in the cyber war. The Defense Department has been quietly expanding its capacity to attack terrorist networks online, USA Today reports. The move represents a shift from simply monitoring terrorist websites to trying to shut them down. The Air Force Research Laboratory is spending $40 million over four years on contracts aimed at developing the military's ability to attack computer networks.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.