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State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956

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Citation Edit

State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, Ch. 841, 70 Stat. 890 (Aug. 1, 1956), codified at 22 U.S.C. §2651a.

Overview Edit

The Act specifies the organization of the Department of State, including the positions of coordinator for counterterrorism.

Application to cybersecurity Edit

As the Internet becomes increasingly international, concerns have been raised about the development and coordination of international efforts in cybersecurity by the United States.[1] Some have proposed establishing a coordinator for cyberspace and cybersecurity issues within the Department of State.

References Edit

  1. See, e.g., CSIS, Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency; The White House, Cyberspace Policy Review; and The White House, International Strategy for Cyberspace: Prosperity, Security, and Openness in a Networked World.

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