DoD disables file sharing service due to ‘security risks’

The US Department of Defense has disabled access this month to a file sharing service used by its army aviation and missile research centers, citing security issues.

The disabled service is named AMRDEC SAFE, which stands for the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE).

According to its website, AMRDEC is “the Army’s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the life cycle.”

The agency said that AMRDEC SAFE was initially developed to facilitate the exchange of large data files between AMRDEC and its industry partners and customers.

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Source: ZDNet