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Obama to compromise on cybersecurity executive order

Obama to compromise on cybersecurity executive order

President attempts to pacify hardliners and privacy advocates, report says

By Taylor Armerding
October 24, 2012

CSO — President Obama is reported to be willing to compromise on cybersecurity.

There have been continuing reports since early September that the president is preparing an executive order to implement some of the provisions of the 2012 Cyber Security Act (CSA), after it failed to come to a vote in the Senate in early August.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, in testimony before a Senate committee on Sept. 19, said while the order was still being vetted by various departments, that it would be issued as soon as a "few issues" were resolved.

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