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Lawmakers Push Forward with NDAA

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 07:37 pm

Among the many priorities for the upcoming FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) said it will focus on shipbuilding, climate resilience, Space Force/joint operations, and cybersecurity, reportsCQ.

One of the recommendations regarding cybersecurity is creating a Senate-confirmed national cyberspace director. “I think it’s a lesson from the current crisis, which is we need a single point person at the top of government who can coordinate and be responsible for federal efforts,” said Rep. Mike Gallagher.

HASC members hope a draft of the NDAA will be ready by May 1

“The COVID-19 pandemic will certainly affect how the Committee marks up the FY21 NDAA and how the House considers it on the floor,” said Representatives Adam Smith and Mac Thornberry in a HASC press release. “At the same time, we remain committed to the principles that have guided the bill in the past – regular order through the committee, transparency, and bipartisanship.”

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