Napolitano: President close to finalizing executive order on cyber

Thursday - 9/20/2012, 10:24am EDT

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the White House is close to finalizing an executive order on cybersecurity.

According to The Hill, Napolitano said there were a few outstanding issues and President Barack Obama has not yet reviewed the document.

Napolitano spoke at a Senate hearing on cybersecurity.

She urged lawmakers to pass a comprehensive bill that could go beyond an executive order. She said Congress can help DHS hire more cybersecurity professionals.

TZ: The White House is almost finished drafting a cybersecurity executive order.

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