The Congress was notified by the Pentagon of their intention to spend $5.5 billion by 2020 to protect government satellites.
The Department of Defense also claimed about the need to secure computer networks and ground stations.
The funding should prevent possible attacks from China as well as other countries.
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Deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy Doug Loverro added:
"Those threats continue to mature and our adversaries are not sitting still-let me assure you-neither are we."
Arm suppliers that could probably benefit include such companies as SpaceX, Boeingand Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
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