"Competitors and potential adversaries have exploited [Department of Navy] information systems, penetrated its defenses, and stolen massive amounts of national security [intellectual property]" the report states. "This has lessened our capabilities and lethality, while strengthening their offensive and defensive capabilities."
The loss of the technology has so eroded the U.S. military's edge that the report identified the losses as an existential threat to American national security.
"This cyber war has been ongoing for some time," the report said. "The threat is long past the emergent or developing stage. While its ‘guns' go unheard, it is as real, and with as much or more devastating consequences."
Read the entire article at the Washington Times.