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Sandy Berger fans cybersecurity leadership fires

Former national security adviser Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger says the nation needs to spend more money on cybersecurity. “In general, the money has not flowed as quickly as I would like,” Berger said yesterda. “That is partly a congressional problem, partly an administration problem. We spent a lot of time last year on bureaucratic reorganization,” leaving IT security spending hanging. “That is unacceptable. Congress needs to put its money where its mouth is,” he said. Berger, who served during the Clinton administration, was a keynote speaker yesterday at the RSA 2003 Security Conference. In a talk with reporters, he said the Bush administration has made a good start by issuing the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and including information security among the responsibilities of the new Homeland Security Department. “I think the effort of cybersecurity has been among the stronger things we’ve done in national security,” partly because of the foundation laid by the Clinton administration and the continuity of a number of top advisers, such as Richard Clarke. Full Story

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