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House Approves Defense Authorization Act Amendments

Capitol_BuildingThe House added three amendments to the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill that intend to help the Defense Department gauge the impact of cyber attacks on the economy and protect enterprises, FedScoop reported Friday.

Cory Bennett writes the House voted 315-108 Friday to pass the amended bill, which also contains language that aims to support Pentagon efforts to inform enterprises about the threats and appraise the government’s preparations against the attacks.

Rep. Tony Cardenas introduced these amendments Thursday, Bennett reports.

“The Defense Department must fully understand causes and impacts of electronic attacks and intrusions,” Cardenas said in a statement, adding that attacks against intellectual property costs businesses billions every year, according to the report.

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