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Napolitano: Executive order on cybersecurity is 'close to completion'

Napolitano: Executive order on cybersecurity is 'close to completion'

By Jennifer Martinez - 09/19/12 11:53 AM ET

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday said the cybersecurity executive order that the White House is drafting is "close to completion."

At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Napolitano said the executive order is "still being drafted in the inter-agency process" and "is close to completion depending on a few issues that need to be resolved at the highest levels."

She said the draft order still needs to be reviewed by President Obama.

The White House is crafting a draft executive order aimed at protecting the nation from cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure, such as the electric grid, water systems and transportation networks. The order would create a voluntary program in which companies operating key infrastructure would elect to meet a set of security standards developed, in part, by the government.

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Don't worry guys, we will all

Don't worry guys, we will all be "safe" once this is passed.

Southern Agrarian

Obama is mimicking China.

He outright says that is his plan here.


Protect your assets and profit from the greatest wealth transfer in history.

If they claim to be protecting the power grid

it means they are getting ready to destroy it.

Yes Big Sis looked very subdued and grim yesterday on cspan

The entire congress will be briefed today - classified. If they have a closed door congressional session I think it will be only the 4th time they have - historically.