NDAA Cybersecurity Amendment Stokes Contractor Data Fears

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 9:16 PM EST) -- A last-minute amendment to the U.S. Senate's National Defense Authorization Act that would require defense contractors to submit to security checks after cyberattacks has many worried that the amendment's open-ended language could trigger sweeping probes that end in the release of sensitive company information.

The amendment, introduced by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and the committee’s ranking Republican, John McCain of Arizona, would impose new reporting requirements for cleared contractors who are targeted by a cyberattack and allow the DOD access to contractor...
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