Obama to compromise on cybersecurity executive orderSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 13:41
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.