Senate defense bill fully funds Pentagon $9.8B cyber request, pushes DOD to keep up with industry

By Justin Doubleday / June 17, 2020 at 1:56 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill pushes the Pentagon to continue modernizing its cybersecurity capabilities, as authorizers want to ensure the Defense Department doesn't fall behind the private sector in the rapidly evolving world of cyberspace. The FY-21 bill passed by the panel last week fully funds the Trump administration's $9.8 billion request for DOD cyberspace activities "at a high level," according to a committee aide speaking on background to discuss details of the bill...

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