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Security Board Swept Out

A new executive order that addresses some reorganization details for the Homeland Security Department completely eliminates the group responsible for overseeing the government’s critical infrastructure protection efforts. The Feb. 28 executive order is mostly housekeeping, inserting the Homeland Security secretary into some old orders and eliminating or changing officials in others as functions transfer to the new department. But the biggest change is the complete rewrite of the Oct. 16, 2001, executive order addressing critical infrastructure protection under the Bush administration. The rewrite eliminates the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, a group that brought together top officials from every agency throughout government to address security issues. The board also led the development of the administration’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, the final version of which the White House released last month. Full Story

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