September 18, 2020
Senate approves defense bill establishing cyber doctrine and IT modernization reform, but leaves out elections
The Senate on Monday waved through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act establishing a national cybersecurity doctrine and strategy and clearing the way for federal information technology acquisition reform, but did not adopt a proposed amendment addressing election cybersecurity.
The Senate passed the 2018 NDAA on a 89-8 vote, including key defense cyber provisions and an amendment streamlining the process for federal agencies to acquire new technology, including improved cybersecurity.
“This is the culmination of months of bipartisan work,”...