Defense bill set to pass with state cybersecurity programs

StateScoop: The defense policy bill Congress is poised to approve contains multiple items aimed at states’ cybersecurity efforts, including one that could give National Guard units broader abilities to respond to cyberattacks.

The final draft of the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive bill that Congress passes annually, introduced Thursday includes language that formalizes and expands the role that National Guard units play in cyber operations, including when they can be called upon to respond to an incident and how they collaborate with civilian agencies.

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