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    White House Cyber Meeting Stresses Partnerships

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama and several key officials met with members of the private sector to discuss the progress of cybersecurity efforts in the past year. Chaired by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, the meeting also included Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance […] More

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    Memo Outlines Cyber Responsibilities for Coordinator, OMB and DHS

    A recently released memo has outlined the duties and responsibilities of OMB, DHS and the Cybersecurity Coordinator surrounding cybersecurity efforts. “DHS oversees critical infrastructure protection, operates the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), oversees implementation of the Trusted Internet Connection initiative, and takes other actions to help secure both the Federal civilian government systems […] More

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    CNCI Declassified

    The White House has unveiled a declassified version of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). The CNCI was originally started by the Bush Administration and President Obama has decided to evolve the CNCI to become key sections in an expanded and up-to-date cybersecurity strategy for the US. The decision to declassify portions of the CNCI […] More

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    Daily GovCon Recap – Feb. 25th, 2010

    Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was critical of the cyber coordinator’s placement in the executive branch on Tuesday. The OPM is crowd-sourcing an online tool to recruit managers. The open government ball kept on rolling. By Light and InZero are teaming up to fight cyber attacks. Melissa Hathaway joined Core Security Technologies’ Advisory Board. Donna Morea […] More

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    Schmidt Claims Internet More Secure

    Earlier this week, White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt gave his first public appearance following his appointment, claiming the Internet is more secure now than it has been in recent years. Schmidt spoke at the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus’ State of the Internet Conference in Washington, D,C. “I get asked this question […] More

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    Despite the Challenges, “˜Let's Put Our Trust in Schmidt'

    In December, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt to the position of cybersecurity coordinator, which has sat vacant since its creation in May 2009. Schmidt, a veteran of industry and previous administrations, will be responsible for coordinating the national effort to better secure U.S. cyber infrastructure. The U.S. is consistently under attack […] More

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    Cyber Coordinator Named (Finally)

    After nearly seven months of waiting, the White House has finally named Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity coordinator. According to the White House, Schmidt will serve as a member of the president’s national security staff with regular access to the president and will also serve on the president’s economic council. In his new position, Schmidt will […] More

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    Howard Schmidt named Cyber Coordinator

    The White House has named Howard Schmidt to the position of cybersecurity coordinator. In this role, Schmidt will serve on the president’s economic council and National Security staff with direct access to the president. He will look to coordinate a national approach to cyber security issues. Schmidt was previously the president and CEO of the […] More

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    Place your bets: Is cyber czar announcement really near?

    The announcement of cyber coordinator may be near. At least that’s what a source tells Federal Times. And it’s a toss-up between two contenders “” ISF President Howard Schmidt and former Assistant Defense Secretary Frank Kramer. The source goes on to say the announcement may come around Thanksgiving “”  effectively ending speculation that’s persisted since […] More

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    Calls Increase for Cyber Coordinator

    TechAmerica has joined in calling on the Obama administration to quickly appoint someone to the position of cyber coordinator. The calls for someone to be appointed to the position have increased in the past month, with members of Congress joining the fray. Phil Bond, the president of TechAmerica wrote an open letter to President Obama […] More

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    Melissa Hathaway: All is not lost on the cybersecurity front

    Three months after President Obama promised “” and has yet to deliver on his word “” to appoint a cybersecurity czar, all is not lost on the cyber front. That was Melissa Hathaway’s takeaway in her first public speaking engagement since resigning as Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace on National Security Council and Homeland Security […] More

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