House authorizers seek DOD plan for avoiding conflicts of interest in new cyber certification program

By Justin Doubleday / July 6, 2020 at 6:09 PM
The House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill includes a reporting requirement for the Pentagon to brief lawmakers on its plan for avoiding conflicts of interest in the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. The new directive report language was included in an amendment offered by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and adopted to the FY-21 defense authorization bill late in the committee’s July 1 markup. The committee passed the bill, and it will now advance to the...

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