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Key questions still surround new national cyber commission

February 11, 2016 |
Charlie Mitchell
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The White House isn't saying when it will appoint members to its new Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, other than to suggest it will be “soon.”

The roles of the Commerce Department and National Institute of Standards and Technology in supporting the commission have yet to be spelled out.

But President Obama's executive order on Tuesday creating the commission set off the latest parlor game in cybersecurity policy circles: figuring out what this commission is going to be, who...

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President Trump could redefine roles and lines of responsibility between businesses and the federal government.

The incoming Trump administration is being urged to "take stock" of the entire range of Obama initiatives on cybersecurity, with implications for government-industry partnerships, regulations, liability in cyberspace, the military's role and more. How President Trump translates his emphasis on deterrence and securing critical infrastructure into policy will have broad impacts on industry's cyber efforts and be closely followed in Congress.

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