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Request for Comments on Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats

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NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, is requesting comment on actions that can be taken to address automated and distributed threats to the digital ecosystem as part of the activity directed by the President in Executive Order 13800, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  Through this Request for Comments, NTIA seeks broad input from all interested stakeholders – including private industry, academia, civil society, and other security experts – on ways to improve industry’s ability to reduce threats perpetuated by automated distributed attacks, such as botnets, and what role, if any, the U.S. Government should play in this area.

Comments are due on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on July 13, 2017. The comment period is extended to July 28, 2017. For further information contact Megan Doscher, tel.: (202) 482-2503, email:, or Allan Friedman, tel.: (202) 482-4281, email:  Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, or at

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June 08, 2017