The development of weapons to thwart cyber attacks is seeing much progress, but there are still challenges to be overcome. That’s the latest from The Pentagon, who let industry officials in on several new programs in place which are designed to thwart what are daily attacks on its systems. A ‘global cyber arms race’ is what the head of intelligence at U.S. Cyber Command described, stating that Washington was watching developments in the cyber skills arena by China and Russia. And these observations are with good reason; an intelligence report released in November revealed that U.S. trade and technology secrets were being stolen by those two countries using cyber espionage. Technology, funding and policy challenges are the remaining obstacles to meeting all of their cyber mission priorities. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Basla stated that America’s adversaries know about the constant attacks on their networks and how much the American military rely on their systems when engaged in war operations.