White House Set To Reel-In Cybersecurity Role?

By Marc Handelman on April 24th, 2009

In news from the RSA Conference 2009, comes an apparent ‘put on notice’ speech by the acting cybersecurity director from the White House. A 60 day review of cybersecurity initiatives promulgated by the federal government will come under review, according to Hathaway. Reading between the lines, coupled with other recent news, points to an effort to reel-in cybersecurity command and control to the Executive Mansion… More information, including a short snippet of the original CNET Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGS: CNET) post, appears after the jump.

From the original CNET post by Declan McCullagh: ” White House may relieve DHS of cybersecurity role”
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal official overseeing a 60-day review of the U.S. government’s cybersecurity efforts indicated Wednesday that the final report recommends shifting more responsibilities to the White House. “It provides the president with recommendations for a White House organizational structure that can effectively address cyberspace-related issues,” Melissa Hathaway, acting cyberspace director for the White House’s National Security and Homeland Security councils, said at the RSA computer security conference here.

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