Cybersecurity Gap Blocks Pentagon From a Lockheed F-35 Database

  • Pentagon seeks workaround for outdated reliability statistics
  • Tester also finds failings in Northrop air operations center

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

Photographer: Al Seib/LA Times via Getty Images

The Pentagon hasn’t had updated information on maintenance of the F-35 jet since May because a Lockheed Martin Corp. database doesn’t meet new government cybersecurity requirements, according to the Defense Department’s testing office.

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