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DHS' Beckstrom: Feds need to define cyber goals




DHS' Beckstrom: Feds need to define cyber goals
DHS' Beckstrom: Feds need to define cyber goals



http://fcw.com/articles/2009/02/25/feds-need-to-define-cyber-goals.aspx 

By Alice Lipowicz
FCW.com
Feb 25, 2009

The federal government would be more successful in its cybersecurity 
efforts if it fully defined its goals, a Homeland Security Department 
official said today.

"The end state is not adequately discussed," said Rod Beckstrom, 
director of DHS. National Cybersecurity Center, at AFCEA International's 
Homeland Security Conference.

With millions of cyber attacks occurring daily, it is unrealistic to 
hope for an end to all attacks, he said, adding that it would be better 
if the federal government set specific goals.

"Do we want a stable Internet for commerce, for communication, for 
intelligence, for information-sharing or for the warfighter to have an 
electronic advantage in war?" Beckstrom asked. "We need clearer 
directives."

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