FAA reauthorization to bolster cyber efforts

FAA reauthorization to bolster cyber efforts
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The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, introduced Thursday and likely to pass next week, will require the agency to mull improvements to cybersecurity. 
The 14-month reauthorization must pass next week, as the current authorization runs out on July 15. 
The reauthorization gives the FAA 240 days to produce “a comprehensive and strategic framework of principles and policies to reduce cybersecurity risks.” That effort is required to include plans to improve adoption of existing security norms and clearly define roles in the agency to handle cybersecurity. 
It also directs the FAA to assess “the potential cost and timetable of developing and maintaining an agencywide threat model, which shall be updated regularly” within the next year.