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Chief: Homeland Security Requires Business Approach

New agency seeks to define long- and short-term goals to protect nation. The atmosphere in the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security is one of chaotic energy, akin to that of a dot com, but the agency will need a more businesslike approach to successfully fight terrorism, according to Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary of homeland security. Liscouski was in Framingham, Massachusetts, on Thursday, speaking with members of the press and discussing the government’s plans to fight cyberterrorism and protect the nation’s critical infrastructure. As the assistant secretary for homeland security for infrastructure protection in the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate (IAIP), Liscouski is responsible for overseeing programs to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure and core services, including the Department of Homeland Security’s new cybersecurity division. Liscouski said that the department must first answer fundamental questions about its mission and its many functions, such as “What business are we in?” and “Is this the right business to be in?” Full Story

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