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U.S. Cyber Command chief briefs senators on building its acquisition authority

By Joshua Higgins / May 9, 2017

The U.S. Cyber Command is working with Senate staff on implementing new cyber acquisition authority under National Defense Authorization Act provisions aimed at elevating the command’s role, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of the agency.

Rogers told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the command had previously lacked the authority to acquire cyber tools, but under the fiscal 2017 defense authorization act, the command has been given acquisition authority for up to $75 million each year through the...

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