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White House Outlines Roadmap to Realize National Cybersecurity Vision

The Biden administration has released its first iteration of a multi-year plan to implement the U.S. federal government’s new national strategy to defend cyberspace.

The implementation plan outlines more than 65 high-impact initiatives assigned to specific federal agencies and aligned with the five pillars and 27 strategic objectives of the National Cybersecurity Strategy released in March, the White House said Thursday.

Under the roadmap, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will oversee efforts to update the National Cyber Incident Response Plan, work with the FBI to combat ransomware threats and increase software transparency by advancing software bill of materials.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will convene an interagency working group to enhance U.S. federal agency participation in the international cybersecurity standardization process.

Meanwhile, the State Department will publish an international cyberspace and digital policy strategy outlining bilateral and multilateral activities to counter digital threats.

Some of the initiatives have been completed ahead of schedule, including the cybersecurity priorities for the fiscal year 2025 budget, while others are underway and expected to be accomplished by the end of FY 2023.

The Office of the National Cyber Director will submit an annual report to the president and Congress on the progress of the implementation plan and work with the Office of Management and Budget to ensure FY 2024 funding requests are aligned with the initiatives.

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