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NSA chief downplays cybersecurity power grab reports




NSA chief downplays cybersecurity power grab reports
NSA chief downplays cybersecurity power grab reports



http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10224579-38.html 

By Declan McCullagh
Politics and Law 
CNET News
April 21, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- The director of the National Security Agency on Tuesday 
downplayed reports of the NSA's attempt to wrest control of 
cybersecurity responsibilities from rival federal agencies.

"We do not want to run cybersecurity for the U.S. government," Lt. Gen. 
Keith Alexander said at the RSA security conference here.

Instead, Alexander said, the Department of Homeland Security should 
continue to oversee Internet and computer security for civilian 
agencies, while the NSA would provide that service for military 
agencies.

Alexander's remarks come during a 60-day review of the federal 
government's cybersecurity efforts ordered by President Obama that could 
end with responsibilities being reshuffled between agencies. Melissa 
Hathaway, who worked for the director of national intelligence in the 
Bush administration and is conducting the review, is scheduled to give a 
public talk on Wednesday.

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