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An Analysis of the President’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

By Kristian Stout   On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order titled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (“EO”). The EO was created in response to “repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure.” Army General Keith B. Alexander describes the EO as a step in the direction of hardening the nation’s networks across both the government and private sector.

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[TEXT] Executive Order – Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - IMPROVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY   By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:   Section 1. Policy. Repeated cyber intrusions into critical infrastructure demonstrate the need for improved cybersecurity. The cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow

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White House To Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order Tomorrow

White House officials plan to unveil the President's much anticipated cybersecurity executive order tomorrow during a briefing at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The order would establish a voluntary program in which companies operating critical infrastructure — such as electrical grids and nuclear power plants — work with the federal government to help develop cybersecurity best practices and standards.

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What Obama’s Inaugural Address Means For Cyber Policy

President Obama’s address to the American people during his second inauguration may have carried a much different tone than his first, but a few main themes remained permanent throughout both. While the speeches mark two distinct agendas, they both tackle modern day issues by placing high significance on technological advancements to make our country more efficient and prosperous.

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Watch President Obama’s Inauguration Online

President Obama will take his second oath of office at 11:30am today. If you're not in Washington and can't get to a TV, here are nine places where you can tune in via computer or smartphone, courtesy of Mashable.com.

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POTUS Conducts Live Twitter Q&A About The “Fiscal Cliff”

President Obama took the Twitter yesterday to share his views on the impending "fiscal cliff," as well as to conduct a live Q&A with fellow tweeters. The President, who led the online session from the Roosevelt Room in the White House, set out to "explain why Congress must act" and to "encourage people around the country to continue to add their voices to the debate," according to the White House.

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