THE BIG STORY:
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS: The House Armed Services Committee late Wednesday completed a markup of its version of an annual defense policy bill, which saw many victories for cyber-minded lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The House’s fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) gives the Pentagon $8 billion for cyber operations, representing a an increase of $1.7 billion over current levels. The bill specifically allocates $647 million for U.S. Cyber Command operations, a 16 percent increase.
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