Senators have folded into the annual defense policy bill legislation that would empower the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to subpoena internet service providers for information on critical infrastructure entities, when CISA detects vulnerabilities in their systems.
The annual National Defense Authorization Act cleared a hurdle late Wednesday, passing the House Armed Services Committee on a 56-0 vote and advancing a number of Cyberspace Solarium Commission and other cybersecurity proposals.
Some policy insiders are raising concerns about adding sweeping cyber information-sharing provisions to the National Defense Authorization Act being debated by the Senate, while others offer cautious support for proposals that could help streamline a process marked by confusing lines of engagement between government and industry.
The House Armed Services Committee has adopted amendments to the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act ordering studies to determine how the Defense Department is responding to cyber incidents and managing its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.
The House Armed Services Committee has put off adding a Civilian Cybersecurity Reserve pilot program -- an idea recommended by a national public service commission report -- to its version of the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization, determining that more time is needed to review the proposal.
The data and technologies supporting the U.S. military's artificial intelligence developments could be at risk of cyberattack because the Defense Department and its contractors neglected to use important security controls, according to a new audit.