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NOV 06, 2020 | US

Software Group Pushes for National Cyber Director, Funds for State IT Modernization in Lame-Duck Session

Inside Cybersecurity, November 6, 2020

By Sara Friedman

BSA | The Software Alliance is closely watching the work of a House-Senate conference on a major defense policy bill -- expected to start meeting formally next week -- with a particular focus on including a Cyberspace Solarium Commission proposal to create a National Cyber Director in the final legislation.

“We support making sure the United States government is organized in a way that allows it to lead effectively on cybersecurity issues within the United States and around the world,” Tommy Ross, senior director of policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, told Inside Cybersecurity.

Ross said, “The main recommendation for us is the National Cyber Director because we think that kind of function to bring together the interagency is really important. Our hope is that it will be included in the final legislation and we endorsed Rep. [Jim] Langevin’s [D-RI] amendment on the floor” in the House.

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Original Posting: https://insidecybersecurity.com/share/11793

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