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Cyber advice for the next president

Cyber advice for the next president
Cyber advice for the next president 

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 
Cyber Initiative.

"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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