House Commerce Chair demands info-security report status

    Date30 Jan 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    3139
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The chairman of the House Commerce Committee demanded to know the status of an overdue report on the Clinton administration's efforts to protect the nation's most critical computer systems from cyber-attacks. In a letter addressed to Richard Clarke, the national coordinator . . . The chairman of the House Commerce Committee demanded to know the status of an overdue report on the Clinton administration's efforts to protect the nation's most critical computer systems from cyber-attacks. In a letter addressed to Richard Clarke, the national coordinator for security, Commerce Committee Chairman W.J. "Billy" Tauzin and ranking Democrat John Dingell, D-Mich., urged Clarke - a National Security Council veteran - to report back on the whereabouts of the study that now is nearly two weeks overdue.

    The 200-page study was reportedly finished more than a week before Clinton left office, but never was signed by Clinton or forwarded to Congress, as required by law.

    The letter also touched on Clarke's appointment as head of the newly created National Infrastructure Assurance Council, a group conceived of in 1997 by White House advisors as a collection of leading corporate CEOs representing virtually every major infrastructure sector ­ including energy, telecommunications, transportation and banking. The council was designed to advise the US president of a cyber-attack on one or more of these critical sectors.

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Do you reuse passwords across multiple accounts?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote
    13
    radio
    [{"id":"55","title":"Yes","votes":"4","type":"x","order":"1","pct":44.44,"resources":[]},{"id":"56","title":"No","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":55.56,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.