U.S. Cyber-Security Plan

President Obama established a new plan for cyber space security, as reported by the New York Times.

Mr. Obama’s speech, which was accompanied by the release of a long-awaited new government strategy, was an effort to balance the United States’ response to a rising security threat with concerns — echoing back to the debates on wiretapping without warrants in the Bush years — that the government would be regularly dipping into Internet traffic that knew no national boundaries.

… The White House approach appears to place a new “cybersecurity coordinator” over all of those agencies. Mr. Obama did not name the coordinator Friday, but the policy review said that whoever the president selects would be “action officer” inside the White House during cyberattacks, whether they were launched on the United States by hackers or governments.
Source: Outlines Coordinated Cyber-Security Plan
New York Times, May 29, 2009
By DAVID E. SANGER and JOHN MARKOFF

The White House issued a press release, which provides a link to the 76 page Cyberspace Policy Review document, and the 100+ papers that informed the recommendations. Interestingly, the American Library Association is not included on the list of associations/organizations the provided initial input into the recommendations. The text of President Obama’s speech is also available online.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

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