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Suzanne Spaulding: Executive Branch Played ‘Active Role’ in Shaping CSC

Suzanne Spaulding: Executive Branch Played ‘Active Role’ in Shaping CSC

The Cyber Solarium Commission is slated to release a report on March 11 that will contain 75 cyber policy recommendations on a broad range of topics.

Suzanne Spaulding, one of the commissioners, expects the document will be successful because the most important stakeholders participated in its creation. According to Spaulding, representatives of the executive branch showed up for nearly all the commission meetings and helped guide much of the report, which made it easier to start work on the recommendations, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.

"Having the executive branch on there means that they are already informed; they know exactly how we got where we got," Spaulding said at the RSA Conference Feb. 25. She added that members from both chambers of Congress also sat on the commission, which will result in the final report having an annex with "pieces of legislation" that Congress can pass pertaining to cyber issues.

The commissioner noted that the members were "very interested in making sure that things would not just fall on somebody’s desk, but actually be achieved."

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