NDAA requires intelligence agencies to study creation of cyber collaboration program

Language in the bill requires leaders of the NSA and CISA to study how DOD components can support the development of a “cyber threat information collaboration environment program."
The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 4, 2022. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Key federal agencies in charge of intelligence and cybersecurity will be required by the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill to study how to build a new cyber information collaboration environment to enable government and industry to better mitigate malicious cyber activity.

The leaders of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be required by April 30, 2023, to conduct a study and brief relevant Armed Services Committees in Congress regarding how Department of Defense components and entities, such as the NSA, can support the development of a “cyber threat information collaboration environment program,” the NDAA 2023 bill stated.

The NDAA highlighted that the creation of such a program needed to be studied because we note that the need for government and private sector stakeholders to be able to share and consume cybersecurity-related information on a single platform, or at least achieve interoperability across the information technology systems used for situational awareness and threat assessment, remains as urgent as ever.”

The inclusion of the language in the NDAA comes as cyber threat information sharing with the private sector remains a top priority for the intelligence community and the Defense Department.


In 2020 the National Security Agency launched the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center (CCC), which providers an unclassified environment in which critical infrastructure owners, elite private sector threat analysts and others are able to share data with the IC.

Late last month, in an interview with FedScoop’s sister publication CyberScoop, the director of the CCC set out recent progress at new department as it seeks to bring NSA cyber analysts closer to outside threat hunters.

“No guns, no guards, no gates,” CCC Director Morgan Adamski told CyberScoop. “We want to have a very friendly environment.”

Nihal Krishan

Written by Nihal Krishan

Nihal Krishan is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He came to the publication from The Washington Examiner where he was a Big Tech Reporter, and previously covered the tech industry at Mother Jones and Global Competition Review. In addition to tech policy, he has also covered national politics with a focus on the economy and campaign finance. His work has been published in the Boston Globe, USA TODAY, HuffPost, and the Arizona Republic, and he has appeared on NPR, SiriusXM, and PBS Arizona. Krishan is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School for Journalism. He grew up in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, and Singapore before moving to the United States to study politics and journalism. You can reach him at

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