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House lawmakers want to add the requirement for a White House official to oversee cybersecurty policy and budget across civilian agencies. Rep. Langevin said the current set up with DHS in charge of civilian networks isn't good enough. Members also want more attention paid to the security of the supply chain.
Tags: technology , management , Greg Schaffer , Jim Langevin , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , DHS , White House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , cybersecurity , supply chain security , FISMA , Jason Miller
The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.
White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.
Internet attacks from hackers, spies and terrorist groups deserves serious attention, says Howard Schmidt, but this should not be "to the extent of mass hysteria".
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has come under fire due to the possible government overreach and added bureaucracy.
An internet ID for Americans would be different from a national ID card... or would it?
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt announced the formation of the National Program Office to manage the administration's plan to enhance security in cyberspace. The new office will align government standards with industry innovation to create a safer online environment.
White House Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt outlines the administration's plan for the new cybersecurity office.