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Governors Sign Cybersecurity Pact

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July 18, 2017

The governors of 38 states have signed a compact pledging commitment to cybersecurity efforts that protect state systems and data. The announcement came as Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval took over as chair of the National Governor’s Association from Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe, who headed up the effort to create the compact. Last April, McAuliffe said his push to standardize cybersecurity measures across states was driven by the federal government’s “poor job” of designing a national strategy, a problem he traced to legislators’ seeking to maintain authority on the issue across all of the many House and Senate committees that deal with it.

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