Bipartisan deal on defense bill expands Pentagon cyber acquisition reforms, calls for 5G strategy

By Rick Weber / December 11, 2019 at 1:35 PM
An agreement by the House and Senate on the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill contains numerous cybersecurity provisions, including an expansion of past cyber acquisition reforms targeting foreign adversaries such as China and Russia, and a requirement that the Defense Department develop a strategy for securing next-generation 5G networks crucial to warfare in the digital age. "The conferees appreciate the careful consideration the department is giving to implementing the acquisition reforms legislated through these Acts over the last five...

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