Obama signs secret cybersecurity directive allowing more aggressive military roleSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 23:06
Obama signs secret cybersecurity directive allowing more aggressive military role
By Ellen Nakashima, Wednesday, November 14, 7:27 AM
President Obama has signed a secret directive that effectively enables the military to act more aggressively to thwart cyberattacks on the nation’s web of government and private computer networks.
Presidential Policy Directive 20 establishes a broad and strict set of standards to guide the operations of federal agencies in confronting threats in cyberspace, according to several U.S. officials who have seen the classified document and are not authorized to speak on the record. The president signed it in mid-October.