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Because of the dangers in the cyber space : Leyen use defended an external consultant in German armed forces

defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) has justified the controversial use of external consultants in the armed forces, with growing threats in the cyber space. The armed forces were "because of the security situation is under a particularly high pressure to Modernise", particularly in the digitization, wrote the CDU-politician in a post for the "world on Sunday". External advice and support was needed. "The Problem was not that, but as we have taken this external help. There were too lax in dealing with public procurement law. The criticism I suppose.“

While being trained in the new Cyber courses, in-house personnel. "But it will take years, and in parallel, the cyber-rise exponential dangers," argued von der Leyen. "We now need to use harden, the nets, now in Cryptography and secure communication systems to invest, now the chances of Artificial intelligence for risk analysis in the areas of deployment." We must focus on the question, "how Germany's military can keep in step with opponents and partners".

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investigation Committee on Dangerous witness for Leyen starts in the Bundeswehr, consultant affair

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next Thursday, the investigation Committee of the Bundestag, is set to the adviser affair his public testimonies. The Committee wants to clarify why the Ministry consultant contracts illegally awarded, and who bears the responsibility for it. The use of consultants cost under the Minister for a three-digit million amount. (dpa)

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