WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022:
“As industrial partners of the U.S. Department of Defense, supporting the delivery of critical goods and services and the needs of its personnel are key priorities for many of our members,” said Gordon Bitko, ITI’s Senior Vice President of Policy, Public Sector. “Among its many important aims, the FY22 NDAA will advance important elements to support the Department’s mission, including helping preserve critical resources and taxpayer dollars through improved focus on the efficiency and impacts of the data centers owned and operated by the Department. Further, the measure also includes incident reporting provisions that best balance the many challenging trade-offs and considerations involved in helping to improve the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. We commend lawmakers in the U.S. House, and especially House defense authorizers, for prioritizing efforts to bolster U.S. defenses and enhance U.S. leadership in innovation. We look forward to the U.S. Senate's swift consideration of this all-important bill."