[ISN] Experts: Obama cybersecurity plan short on details

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 02:26:42 -0500 (CDT)

By Grant Gross 
IDG News Service 

U.S. President Barack Obama's new cybersecurity report is short on 
details and creates a federal coordinator position that may have limited 
power, some cybersecurity experts said Monday.

The new cybersecurity coordinator will report both to the U.S. National 
Security Council and the National Economic Council, raising concerns 
that whoever Obama names will have split priorities, said Stewart Baker, 
a partner in the Steptoe & Johnson law firm and a former assistant 
director for policy in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

"That is not an indication that this office will be given large amounts 
of authority," said Baker, who served at DHS during former President 
George Bush's administration.

While many initial reactions to the release of the Obama administration 
report were positive, speakers at a Congressional Internet Caucus event 
Monday raised some concerns, particularly that the report is short on 


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