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Panel developing infrastructure protection recommendations

Members of a White House advisory committee focused on protecting cyber and physical infrastructures are on track to finish a handful of reports — and make recommendations to President Bush — by the time of the panel’s July meeting. The National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which consists of more than 100 chief information officers — gathered for its quarterly meeting Tuesday in Washington to hear updates from its working groups on infrastructure protection. The reports included studies on strengthening the Internet against attacks, creating a common system for scoring infrastructure vulnerabilities to disclose risks, prioritizing cyber vulnerabilities, evaluating and enhancing how executives and government officials share and analyze information, and regulations for certain industry sectors. Full Story

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