Only NBC assigned a reporter to the $100m fine the Pentagon levied against its contractor ITT Industries for sending hi-tech secrets about night-vision goggles to firms in Singapore and China. ITT's reason, reported Pete Williams, was to cut costs by outsourcing manufacture. The secrets included technology to protect wearers of night vision gear from being blinded by laser beams. As part of its punishment, ITT will now have to develop the next generation of night vision on its own dime.
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