Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pressure on Obama to Move Fast on Cyber Security Appointment

Jaikumar Vijayan writes on ComputerWorld:

Melissa Hathaway's resignation from her role as acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council is likely to increase the pressure on the Obama administration to quickly appoint someone to serve as the White House cybersecurity coordinator.

The coordinator's position was created by President Obama in May to oversee the development and implementation of a governmentwide cybersecurity strategy. Although eight weeks have passed since Obama's announcement, the White House has yet to name anyone for the job.

Hathaway's resignation is likely to heighten the urgency to do so, however, analysts said.

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