The House is out-of-town this week so that half of the Building is quiet. The Senate is in session, but the only hearings of concern for the cybersecurity people is the mark-up hearings for the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDA) for 2013. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to markup that bill. It will be interesting to see how different it is from the House version passed last week.
Don’t expect any big news in that bill. The unclassified parts of cyber-warfare and cybersecurity will be very minor mentions in the bill. Still we watch for what we can see.