Author: Lauren C. Williams
July 27, 2018
The final 2019 National Defense Authorization Act could bring the U.S. one step closer to developing a cyber warfare doctrine.
The must-pass defense spending bill will establish the Cyberspace Solarium Commission , which will “develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyber attacks of significant consequences,” according to bill text included in the final conference report released July 23.
“The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is an opportunity to set America’s cyber doctrine before it’s too late,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who championed the amendment, in a statement.
“This is a major victory for those who have been sounding the alarm on cybersecurity…we don’t have a playbook and our enemies are already on offense. This is the new frontier of warfare and America cannot fall behind.”
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