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DHS needs asset info

A national inventory of critical homeland security assets is still not complete, but more money or people at the Homeland Security Department wouldn’t make the process go any faster, Robert Liscouski, the department’s assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, said today. Officials governmentwide were working on the national inventory well before the department existed, and DHS officials have made it a top priority, Liscouski said. The department started in March 2003 with a list of 160 assets, and now the database holds more than 33,000, with approximately 1,700 of those identified as high profile, he told a joint hearing of the House Homeland Security Select Committee’s Cybersecurity Science and Research and Development, and Infrastructure and Border Security subcommittees. Full Story

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