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[ISN] White House doesn't shine in cybersecurity grading

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Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 06:23:10 GMT
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http://fcw.com/articles/2011/01/24/white-house-graded-on-cybersecurity.aspx

By Alyah Khan
FCW.com
Jan 24, 2011

The Obama administration has received less-than-stellar marks in a
recent report card on its cybersecurity policies, earning grades in the
B to D range.

The National Security Cyberspace Institute examined the administration’s
record of cybersecurity accomplishments in a white paper published Jan.
18.

NSCI awarded grades for progress against 10 near-term recommendations
included in the White House’s 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review released
in 2009.

“We awarded grades solely on our view of actual progress – not on good
intentions, flowery rhetoric, the number of meetings held, commissions
commissioned, or number of times administration officials have mentioned
the word ‘cyber,’ ” NSCI wrote.

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