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Defense & Security

Defense firms reach into cyber security, smart grid tech

18 September 2009
Mass High Tech

The billions of dollars of stimulus and private money being pumped into smart-grid and renewable-energy network deployments has attracted some seemingly unlikely companies to the table, namely large defense contractors.

The growing interest in the sector among big defense contractors is understandable, given the questions over the future of the traditionally booming U.S. Department of Defense budget. Like commercial aerospace, cyber security is an area where technology easily transfers between the civilian and government markets.

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