The next defense authorization bill could have a slew of new cyber provisions aimed at streamlining the Defense Department’s collaboration with the rest of government.
The House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities released a markup of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act on April 26 that includes a range of cyber provisions and recommendations focusing on expanding cyber forces, protecting critical infrastructure and consolidating cyber responsibilities.
Key provisions include:
- Studying state cyber teams.
- Protecting critical infrastructure with more hackathons.
- Boosting breach notification requirements.
- Prioritizing tech needs at DOD installations.
- Fully integrating DIUx’s Silicon Valley vibe into defense labs.
- Mapping cyber vulnerabilities in weapons systems.
- Cyber Command absorbing (some of) DISA’s responsibilities.
Read details on each of these provisions at: https://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2018/04/27/ndaa-markup-cyber.aspx