Overnight Cybersecurity: Vote on Cyber Command elusive

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–NOT HAPPENIN’: An amendment to the annual defense authorization bill that would elevate the Pentagon’s top cyber unit to a standalone warfighting entity will likely not get a vote, congressional sources say. The amendment, from a bipartisan group of eight senators, would bring the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in line with the House-passed version, which already includes the provision. Supporters of the move will instead look to the conference process to hammer out the discrepancy between the

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