Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Obama's new cyber czar may create turf war"

~~ Truly Cyber Politics. Who will "run" the internet is no easy question. For the average Netizen it really does not directly affect our emailing and blogging.

But in the world of Cyber Warfare, Cyber Crime and etc, who actually is in "control" of the Internet is serious political drama- with real world consequences.~~

~posted from blackbery by technopolitcal ~~


By Lolita C. Baldor

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The digital battlefield is proving to be difficult terrain for President Barack Obama.As he unveiled his plan Friday to make the nation's computer networks more secure, he fulfilled a campaign pledge to make cyber security a top priority.

But he fell short on another promise to create a cyber adviser "who will report directly to me."Ten months ago, candidate Obama told a Purdue University audience that he "will make cyber security the top priority that it should be in the 21st century."

He went on to pledge that he would coordinate efforts across government, implement a national policy, tighten standards to make information more secure, and bring together government, industry and academia "to determine the best ways to guard the infrastructure that supports our power.

On Friday, Obama took the first step toward making that far-reaching promise a reality.

But it remains unclear whether the structure he is creating will be capable and powerful enough to take on an enduring and monumental task.

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