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Creation of cybersecurity post in administration appears imminent

The Bush administration appears poised to announce the creation of a position designed to ensure that cybersecurity gets high-level attention, officials said on Thursday. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge currently is seeking the best candidate and the choice “will be coming sometime soon,” said Sallie McDonald, a senior official in the Homeland Security Department division focused on information analysis and infrastructure protection. McDonald spoke at an event of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA). But it is still unclear whether the new position will be focused on cybersecurity throughout the government or as it relates to the work of Homeland Security. Officials stressed that the issue will receive attention at both levels. Full Story

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