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The Assistant Deputy Director of Cyber-Issues for the Obama Administration's Director of National Intelligence said, "In the face of our almost universal reliance on untrusted systems, the US currently is facing a grave national security challenge in the form of exploitation of our government and private-sector networks and information," "This exploitation is occurring on an unprecedented scale. The most immediate challenge is to identify the cyber terrorist in vast and anonymous cyberspace
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says the possibility of a U.S.-Russian partnership on missile defense have improved because Moscow is becoming more concerned about Iran. The defense secretary told senators Tuesday that U.S. offers to put radar or data exchange centers in Russia are among the options being discussed. Russian and U.S. officials are working intensively on a successor deal to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START I, which expires in December. Negotiators are aiming for some results by the time Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hosts President Barack Obama July 6-8 in Moscow.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he is combining White House staffs dealing with international and homeland security, predicting the change will make Americans safer. The Associated Press is reporting, Obama also is creating a new office intended to communicate more effectively with other countries about U.S. security policy. The Homeland Security Council, created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, will be kept as a venue for discussing issues concerning domestic security, including terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, natural disasters and pandemic influenza. Its staff will be integrated into the National Security Council.
May 26th, 2009
Listen to this week's show to hear discussion topics including:
- Barry Libert, author of Barak Inc. Winning lessons from the Obama Campaign.
- How President Obama has used IT to his advantage
- Is the President's leadership style trickling down to other agencies?
Cyber security has received a thorough debate within the Obama administration. Now it looks like the Homeland Security Department will retain at least some role in setting standards and policy - even as a new White House office is established for cyber security. It's taken a month for the administration to get its final report out after the 60-day review. Why? Because lots of agencies and panels were fighting for a piece of the action. But Congress has yet to weigh in. I'm Tom Temin.
The National Security Agency is the big question mark for the Obama administration's new cyber security strategy. Specifically, what should NSA's role be? The spy agency, by all accounts, has the best technology and know-how for monitoring cyber space. But critics fear its ability to conduct domestic surveillance. Even as the administration releases its new strategy, expect this debate to continue. I'm Tom Temin.
Some predicted it would happen and it did. President Barack Obama says the detainee abuse photos he wants to prevent from being released are "not really sensational", but at the same time they could put U.S. troops at risk. So he's directed White House lawyers to fight the court-ordered release of the photos. He says he won't stand for abuse of prisoners. Just recently, White House said it would release the photos, citing little chance of defeating an ACLU challenge to have them released.