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Cybersecurity operators at the Defense Department are "not keeping pace" with their adversaries around the globe, according to a Pentagon memo.

"This trend must be reversed if the DOD is to retain the ability to effectively assess DOD systems and train service members against realistic cyberthreats," Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a spokesman for the department's operational test and evaluation office, told the Daily Beast.

According to the memo, the Pentagon employs approximately 50 "red team" operators to test military systems and weapons, about one-third of the number it needs.

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