President Obama is expected today to officially create a "cyber czar" position in his administration to lead cybersecurity strategy and coordination efforts at a national level. Further details of the administration's cybersecurity plans and priorities also are expected to be outlined in a cyber report issued as part of the announcement, which appeared imminent this morning, but had not happened as of this writing.
As with President Obama's creation of a U.S CTO position (for which Aneesh Chopra was nominated), many observers have wondered what sort of power a cyber czar would have and how this position would work with ongoing industry and legislative efforts, as well as government agencies like the National Security Council.
- The Associated Press has this story
The Senate Commerce Committee recently approved CTO nominee Chopra