By William Jackson
A commission formed to offer advice on cybersecurity to the next
president is nearing the completion of its work, and some of the
recommendations are likely to conflict with elements of President Bush.s
"It will be finalized very shortly," said Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.),
co-chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th
Presidency. "The findings are preliminary at this point."
The commission, created in November 2007 by the Center for Strategic and
International Studies (CSIS), held a series of public meetings to hear
recommendations on issues of information security, identity theft and
government leadership. It plans to present its findings to the new
president prior to his inauguration in January.
When it does, one of the biggest departures from current cybersecurity
policy will be the commission.s recommendation to take the lead away
from the Homeland Security Department and give it to the White House.
Bush put DHS in charge of the country's cybersecurity in the initiative
launched in January with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23.
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