State and Local Cyber Aid Could Find Home in Defense Bill

May 14, 2020


While the latest pandemic relief package the House of Representatives unveiled this week did not contain the state and local cybersecurity grants that some had advocated for, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., said Thursday that kind of program could find a home later this year as part of other critical federal legislation.

“I think there’s an opportunity for it to latch onto a couple different vehicles,” Katko said on a webcast hosted by the law firm Venable LLP. “There’s an awful lot of the Cybersecurity Solarium Commission proposals that are going to be drafted into the NDAA. That’s the most likely vehicle.”