Defense Bill Would Send Military Reinforcements to DHS’ Cyber Mission


The bill would also transfer most of DISA’s network defense responsibilities to U.S. Cyber Command.

Military cyber pros would help the Homeland Security Department ensure the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, such as energy plants, hospitals and airports, under the House version of a major defense policy bill released Wednesday.

The military assistance would be limited to 50 cyber troops per year, according to the National Defense Authorization Act draft.

The provision was included in a draft released by the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats panel, which oversees most military cyber priorities. The committee willmark up the draft Thursday morning.

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Source: Nextgov