December 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement reacting to President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021:

“After one of the worst cyber incidents in U.S. history, it’s clear that a critical component of strong national security is a modern, resilient, and secure IT infrastructure,” said Gordon Bitko, Senior Vice President of Policy for Public Sector. “By vetoing this all-important, bipartisan measure, President Trump took an ill-advised step that will adversely impact the Department of Defense at an incredibly vulnerable time. The FY21 NDAA would continue to advance important elements of the Department’s mission, including bolstering U.S. government and industrial base cybersecurity defenses, modernizing its technology, and enhancing U.S. leadership in innovation. As industrial partners of the Department of Defense, ITI and our members urge Members of Congress to act quickly to override President Trump’s veto and ensure the Department’s personnel get the support and resources they need to meet its critical mission.”

Public Policy Tags: Public Sector, National Security