To effectively tap into the domestic cybersecurity ecosystem, Congress should enact legislation to establish a marketplace of accredited cybersecurity vendors that defense industrial base companies would be contractually required to use.
Harvey Rishikof is the senior counsel of the American Bar Association standing committee on Law and National Security's advisory committee, a visiting professor of law at Temple Law School and the director of Policy and Cyber Security Research at UMD ARLIS. Harvey is also a former senior policy advisor at the National Counterintelligence Executive.
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