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February 27, 2024

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Defense bill sets strict deadlines for Trump to assess vulnerabilities, deter cyber attacks

By Rick Weber / December 28, 2016

The defense authorization act – overwhelmingly approved with bipartisan support in the final days of the last Congress – lays down an ambitious agenda and strict deadlines for the incoming Trump administration to asses cyber vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure affecting national security, and to develop a strategy for deterring and responding to imminent cyber threats, among other provisions.

The massive National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a number of deadlines for the new president and the...

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