Back on May 12th Sen. Levin (D, MI) introduced S 981, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, but it only became available through the GPO website last Thursday. Alert readers will recognize the title of this bill as being the same as that found on HR 1540. This is not a companion bill as there are significant differences between the two bills.
Again I’ve looked at the bill looking for cyber security provisions, but, as I found in HR 1540 there are none listed. I would expect that the Armed Forces Committee Report when it is reported might have cyber security provisions. As with the floor debate of HR 1540, it would not be unexpected to see cyber security provisions added to this bill given the military’s role in protecting the nation’s cyber systems from foreign attack.