Defense bill amendment would put a cybersecurity coordinator in each state

StateScoop: A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Monday proposed an amendment to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that would give each state a federally funded “cybersecurity coordinator” to manage the information-security relationships between the federal government, states and their localities.

The amendment, from Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., borrows language from a similar bill the same quartet proposed in January and got passed in March by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

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