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Construct a Robust Cyber Security Capability within the U.S. Government
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Construct a Robust Cyber Security Capability within the U.S. Government

The president must move quickly to follow through on his promises to appoint a cyber security coordinator at the White House

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The Obama administration has already committed itself to supporting an improved cyber security policy for the U.S. government, but this effort requires strong leadership.

The president must move quickly to follow through on his promises to appoint a cyber security coordinator at the White House and give that person wide authority to coordinate cyber policy among cabinet agencies and departments, as well as between the government and the private businesses that serve it. We should also expand international cooperation to monitor cyber attacks and provide incentives for American’s best and brightest to enter cyber security fields.

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