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Feds to Appoint New Cybersecurity Chief

The Bush administration plans to appoint a new cybersecurity chief for the government inside the Homeland Security Department, replacing a position once held by a special adviser to the president. Industry leaders worry the new post won’t be powerful enough. The move reflects an effort to appease frustrated technology executives over what they consider a lack of White House attention to hackers, cyberterror and other Internet threats. Officials have outlined their intentions privately in recent weeks to lawmakers, technology executives and lobbyists. The new position, expected to be announced formally within two weeks, is drawing early criticism over its placement deep inside the agency’s organizational chart. The nation’s new cyberchief will be at least three steps beneath Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. In Washington, where a bureaucrat’s authority and budget depend largely on proximity to power, some experts fear that could be a serious handicap. Full Story

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