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POLITICO Tech Reporter tool, software reporter tool article The software used to operate the turbotac engines used by Navy ships and planes was designed by a software company and then sold by Lockheed Martin Corp. The software was designed to detect anomalies in the way the engines were being controlled, the Defense Department inspector general said in a report this week.
The findings from the internal investigation by the Navy’s inspector general are the latest sign that a security breach in a U.S. Naval shipbuilding program was to blame for the July crash of a Marine Corps Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, flight into a residential house, killing one pilot and injuring five others.
In a letter to Lockheed’s president and chief executive officer, the inspector general’s office said the problems began on June 17, 2016, with an email from an unnamed person that said, “You can use the software to make any sort of analysis on the turboprop engine or any other subsystem, and you can do it with relative impunity,” according to the letter.
“In short, you can create whatever you want on the computer and then have no oversight whatsoever.”
The report was obtained by POLITICO through an access to information request.
Lockheed Martin is not being identified by name because it did not provide the report to the inspector’s office.
Lockheed has said it has taken several steps to prevent such incidents.
Lockheed also said the company had addressed the problems by updating the software and implementing a series of security measures.
“We have taken significant steps to ensure that our software and systems are secure,” said spokesman Eric Moulton.
The Navy’s top aviation official, Rear Adm.
Richard Stansbury, was in Moscow on Thursday to meet with Russian and other foreign officials, the military said.
“The safety of the American people is of paramount importance to us and to our Navy, and the Navy is committed to making sure it is safe for its people and its ships,” Stansfield said in an emailed statement.
“I know that we are constantly working to improve the safety of our people and our Navy.”
A Lockheed Martin spokesman declined to comment on the inspector report.
The company said it would make an announcement on the investigation and provide more details in due course.
Lockheed’s software was used to program the engines of the shipbuilding project, known as the KC-46, and it was designed in a way that made it difficult to spot a software vulnerability.
It was also used to determine the proper operating procedures for the turboperci, the main air-cooled turboprops that propel the aircrafts.
The report, which examined the software used for the KC of the Marine Corps’ Kodiak Flight Control Center and the Naval Air Systems Command, said that the software did not detect anomalies that would have allowed a “possible catastrophic failure of one or more components of the KC.”
The Navy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The inspector general found that the computer system had a number of flaws that would not have been detected by other systems, such as those used to test software used on the ships’ computers.
The program was developed by Lockheed’s Air Force Systems and Technology Division, or AFSTD, a division of the company that was responsible for developing the jet fighter jets that were to power the Navy.
Lockheed officials have said the software was not intended for shipbuilding and was not designed to be used on planes or helicopters.
The government said that AFSMD had been notified of the flaws in May and had taken steps to address them.
The U.N. agency’s inspector-general’s office in New York, meanwhile, said the flaws were detected on July 20, 2016 and could have been exploited by attackers.
“An attack on the KC [Kodiak Flight Center] in the vicinity of the Navy ship KC-47 flight control center could have resulted in the loss of critical critical systems,” said the report.
“Such an attack could have provided a clear indication to the attackers of the critical vulnerability of the system, and provided the attackers with the capability to execute a significant number of attempts to compromise the system.” The U