The Defense Department is about to unveil a program to secure military technology and safeguard developing weapons against malign actors such as China. It is meant to better address data security and how the DoD deals with these issues going forward.
China has engaged in the “greatest theft of intellectual property in human history,” he said in the interview last week.
“They’ve studied us, and they’ve learned about how we employ weapons,” Esper said. “They’ve learned about our doctrine. And so, that is something that we watch very carefully.”