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Congress authorizes offensive cyberspace military operations

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December 15, 2011
Education, FedCyber Wire
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A provision of the fiscal 2012 national defense authorization bill says the military may conduct offensive cyberspace operations subject to the same principles the Defense Department uses for kinetic operations, including the law of armed conflict, and the War Powers Resolution.

A conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers approved Dec. 12 a compromise version of the annual authorization bill; House lawmakers approved it in a 283-136 vote the evening of Dec. 14. The Senate is expected to approve the bill shortly and the White House has indicated President Obama will sign it.

via Fierce Government IT, continued here.