White House cybersecurity office remains uncertain: Computer World


March 26, 2009 (Computerworld) It’s unclear whether a report being prepared for President Barack Obama on federal information security preparedness will support recent calls for the creation of a new cybersecurity office within the White House, two lawmakers said today.

Instead, the report may recommend a more collaborative and cooperative strategy among federal agencies on the issue of cybersecurity without a single agency or department in charge, they said.

Members of the U.S. House Cybersecurity Caucus today met with Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council.

Hathaway, who is conducting a 60-day review of federal cybersecurity preparedness on behalf of the president, today presented a status report to members of the caucus.

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