This white paper highlights the implications of the NDAA's IT and cybersecurity provisions and provides our perspectives on the way forward.
We face a perilous and ever-evolving cyber environment that touches all aspects of American government, business, and everyday life. The consequences of cyber attacks against our nation’s critical infrastructure could have a devastating impact on our national security, health, and welfare.
On December 12, 2017, the president signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which established spending levels and a range of policies for DoD, including provisions focused on cybersecurity. Executive Order 13800 and the NDAA exemplify the priority being given to modernizing information technology (IT) in response to growing cyber threats and to shaping the future of the U.S. cyber infrastructure to maintain dominance over our adversaries.