WASHINGTON, D.C. – U. S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Armed Services Committee, spoke on the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that was passed by the Senate. This year’s NDAA included Sasse’s Cyber Solarium Commission legislation and will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk.
“America doesn’t have a cyber strategy but our enemies do. Right now we’re not doing enough to deter these attacks. America has to draw up a cyber playbook. The Cyber Solarium Commission, included in this year’s national defense bill, will lead a top to bottom review and build a cyber doctrine to protect our interests.”
Senator Sasse proposed a Cyberspace Solarium Commission that was loosely modeled on President Eisenhower’s 1953 solarium Commission. The Commission is designed to develop clear consensus on a strategic approach to protecting and defending the United States in cyberspace.