Bipartisan Commission to Address Cyber Threats

Two congressmen have launched a commission in an effort to evaluate the cyber threats America faces and to provide guidance and recommendations on how to defend against these dangers.

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., announced the formal stand-up of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission on May 8. The bipartisan entity has 14 commissioners from Congress, federal agencies and other civilian professions working to agree on a strategic approach to defend the U.S. against digital attacks.

The commission will develop a comprehensive cyber policy, with specific policy recommendations to implement and prioritize this approach. The group will publish a report and have briefings with various congressional committees highlighting its findings and recommendations.

CSC was created in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act in the spirit of the 1953 Solarium Project. Its main goal was to come up with a plan to deal with the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War.

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