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White House Targets to Release Cyber Strategy Implementation Plan in June

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White House Targets to Release Cyber Strategy Implementation Plan in June

The White House expects to release the first public version of an implementation plan for the new national cyber strategy in June. At a Chamber of Commerce event on Monday, Robert Knake, the acting principal deputy national cyber director, said the Office of the National Cyber Director will likely issue plan updates in the future to ensure the federal government is implementing the strategy in an effective manner.

The cyber strategy was unveiled earlier in March to secure critical infrastructure sectors from cyber threats, Federal News Network reported.

Knake also addressed the concerns of lawmakers and industry players regarding overlapping and duplicative cybersecurity requirements that companies need to meet. According to the official, the ONCD will issue a request for information aimed at harmonizing cybersecurity regulations but noted that the White House does not seek to resolve conflicting rules or regulators.

Officials are instead considering implementing a mechanism that would deem companies compliant with similar cyber requirements of various government agencies and regulators without undergoing multiple assessments, Knake said.

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