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Gen. Clark wants more proactive government role in cybersecurity

Retired supreme allied commander Gen. Wesley K. Clark said today that the insurance industry and tougher government enforcement of security standards are keys to improved cybersecurity and critical-infrastructure protection. Clark, who hasn’t made a final decision about a presidential bid in 2004, told hundreds of government and private-sector representatives here that a better balance between market incentives and government regulation is urgently needed, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity and critical-infrastructure protection. “We’ve got to have standards in this country” that must be communicated to the private sector and enforced if the homeland security effort is to succeed, Clark said. Full Story

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