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Critical infrastructure data sought

The private sector can voluntarily submit critical infrastructure information to the Homeland Security Department with a new program designed to protect such information. Starting Feb. 20, the Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) program will collect sensitive data about physical and cyber infrastructure according to regulations that will be posted online Feb. 19 and published in the Federal Register the following day. Public comment on the regulations could last up to 90 days. Robert Liscouski, DHS’ assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, said by partnering with the private sector and making the program voluntary, the federal government can find vulnerabilities and nuances that the private sector knows best. “The partnership’s important to us because the government can’t afford to buy the expertise that we need to understand those vulnerabilities at the nuance level if they have access to it,” he said. Full Story

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