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How Congress wants to help sync military cyber

New cyber positions within the US military could be created in 2020 as a result of the government’s annual defense policy bill, depending on the approval of President Donald Trump. The positions include a senior military advisory for cyber policy, which requires candidates to be at least a two-star general. Its roles include serving as the deputy principal cyber advisor, advising the undersecretary on policies that are related to cyber operations, synchronizing the DoD military cyber forces, and maintaining lines of communication between the CIO senior civilian leaders.

If the bill is signed into effect, each military service will have a principal cyber advisor, which must be appointed by the service secretary 270 days after the bill becomes a law.

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