Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wants the Obama administration to figure out when a cyber attack is considered an act of war.
Objections to the use of lowest-price technically acceptable for contracts are growing, including Booz Allen Hamilton and CACI protests of DISA’s $17.5 billion ENCORE III solicitation and a new bill from two senators to restrict when the military uses this type of contract.
The Veterans First Act is a bipartisan omnibus bill that addresses problems within the Veterans Affairs Department. Everything from accountability to whistleblower protections is included in the package, along with major changes to the health care program for veterans, educational benefits and help for survivors.
Three recent bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that address issues of administrative leave, Defense acquisition, and federal real property.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said the administration’s recently released cyber deterrence policy is “thin” and lacks new information about plans to stop cyber attacks.
The Obama administration will use law enforcement and even military force to deter cyber attacks in new policy.