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Politicians jockey over cybersecurity positioning




Politicians jockey over cybersecurity positioning
Politicians jockey over cybersecurity positioning



http://fcw.com/articles/2010/04/26/home-page-cybersecurity-cyber-war.aspx 

By Ben Bain
FCW.com
April 21, 2010

Cybersecurity appears to be on the verge of losing its status as one of 
the few areas of national security to remain relatively free of partisan 
bickering.

Because the topic has never been colored neatly red or blue, debates 
about computer defense have focused largely on substantive rather than 
political differences, enabling policy discussions to continue despite 
the changing political fortunes of the political parties.

But now more than ever, the public is becoming aware of the dangers of 
computer attacks. As solely technology topics, they were once the 
province of geeks and policy wonks inside the Beltway. But they now make 
national headlines.

Given the highly politicized environment in Washington, cybersecurity 
will inevitably become a political lightning rod.

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