The House Armed Services Committee’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2018 recommends additional cybersecurity funding and assessments for the Defense Department, which would help address cybersecurity concerns and offer opportunities to federal information technology vendors.
The bill would fully fund the defense budget request for cyber operations and provide resources for cyber warfare. The funding would go toward the HASC’s recommendations outlined in 13 issues of the report’s Cyber-Related Matters section.
If the bill is passed, the following issues could effect defense IT contractors in fiscal 2018, due either to requirement changes or to potential opportunities resulting from the fully funded and potential increases in cybersecurity operations.
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