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Senate bill, seeking to bolster Pentagon cyber certification, doesn’t mandate new contractor requirements

June 18, 2020 |
Justin Doubleday

Senate authorizers did not adopt Cyber Solarium Commission recommendations to require defense contractors to participate in a threat intelligence sharing program and use threat hunting capabilities on their networks, as lawmakers sought to bolster existing Defense Department initiatives like the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, according to a Senate aide.

Instead of levying those requirements, as recommended by the commission, the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill leaves it to DOD to decide how it can "build...

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