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Key Players in U.S. Government's Cybersecurity Efforts

Compiled by Brian Krebs
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer
Friday, May 16, 2003; 12:52 PM

The Bush Administration:

Frank Libutti: The Department of Homeland Security's Undersecretary of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection. A former counterterrorism official on the New York City Police Department, Libutti reports to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on efforts to defend the nation against cyberattack and on information sharing between various intelligence agencies.

Robert Liscouski: The Department of Homeland Security's Assistant Secretary of Infrastructure Protection. Liscouski is the former director of information assurance for Coca Cola Corp., and a current member of the Intelligence Science Board, a CIA advisory panel.

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Paul Redmond: the Department of Homeland Security's Assistant Secretary of Information Analysis. Redmomd is in charge of intelligence gathering and data sharing the department. He is a former chief of the CIA's counterintelligence operation.

Nuala O'Connor Kelly: the Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Officer. O'Connor Kelly is the former chief privacy officer at DoubleClick Inc. She is in charge of making sure that the Homeland Security Department's increased information collection practices do not violate U.S. citizens' privacy rights.

Phil Bond: Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology, U.S. Commerce Department.

Richard Pethia: Director of CERT, a government-funded computer security watchdog group at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

U.S. Congress:

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah): Championed a proposal that encourages businesses to share data about cyber attacks and vulnerabilities with the federal government by exempting them from the Freedom of Information Act. It also gives companies limited antitrust protections for sharing information within individual business sectors.

Reps. Tom Davis (R-Va.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.): Chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee, which oversees the government's use of technology and its information gathering policies.

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