The White House, Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure (May 29, 2009) (full-text).
On May 29, 2009, President Obama issued the results of the Administration’s 60-Day "Cyberspace Policy Review." Following the issuance of the CNCI, the Review’s goal was to assess U.S. policies and organizational structures for cybersecurity. In order to develop a strategic framework to ensure that the U.S. government's initiatives are appropriately integrated, resourced, and coordinated, the following near-term action plan issues were noted in the review:
- Appoint a cybersecurity official to coordinate interagency strategy and policy.
- Prepare and update national strategy to secure the information and communications infrastructures.
- Designate cybersecurity as one of the President's key management priorities and establish performance metrics.
- Designate a privacy and civil liberties official in the NSC cybersecurity directorate.
- Convene appropriate interagency mechanisms to conduct legal analysis of priority cybersecurity issues.
- Initiate a national cybersecurity public awareness and education campaign.
- Develop U.S. government positions for an international cybersecurity policy framework.
- Prepare a cybersecurity incident response plan.
- Develop a framework for research and development strategies that focus on “game-changing” technologies that enhance security.
- Build a cybersecurity-based identity management vision and strategy that addresses privacy and civil liberties interests.