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A long-awaited U.S. cybersecurity “doctrine” proposal from Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has been introduced as part of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, according to congressional sources, detailing powers and processes the U.S. can employ to deter and respond to foreign cyber threats.

With an eye toward cyber policy initiatives continuing to unfold this summer, one well-connected industry source cited a persistent need to ramp up the quality of information being shared between the federal government and private sector, and an ongoing struggle to get senior industry officials cleared to see classified info.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is voicing concerns about the broad scope of China's cybersecurity law, which went into effect this summer and will likely restrict access of U.S.-based businesses to growing data-driven services in China.

President Trump today announced that U.S. Cyber Command would be elevated to the status of a unified combatant command focused on cyberspace operations, directing the Defense secretary to review the possibility of separating the command from the National Security Agency.