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White House Circulating Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order

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September 7, 2012

The Hill reports on a draft executive order on cybersecurity being circulated by the Obama administration. The draft has been sent to various federal agencies for feedback and would formulate a voluntary system for firms operating critical infrastructure to adhere to government-backed cybersecurity best practices and standards, the report states. The executive order builds off part of Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) cybersecurity legislation from earlier this year. According to the report, the order is also subject to change, and it is not yet clear if it will get final approval from the president.
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