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Defense conference report takes expansive approach to infrastructure cybersecurity

November 10, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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The finalized fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act package includes numerous provisions on securing critical infrastructure -- including the U.S. election system and power suppliers -- from cyber threats as well as accelerating development and deployment of new cyber capabilities.

The bipartisan package, which was unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Thursday and contains provisions on a national cyber doctrine and information technology modernization, directs the Defense Department to incorporate cybersecurity of election systems into its “Cyber Guard Exercise,”...


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