White House Expected to Cybersecurity Adviser

Nearly seven months after highlighting the vulnerability of banking, energy and communications systems to Internet attacks, the White House is expected to name a technology industry veteran to coordinate competing efforts to improve the nation's cybersecurity in both military and civilian life. The decision to appoint Howard A. Schmidt, an industry executive with government experience who served as a cybersecurity adviser in the Bush administration and who also has a military and law enforcement background, is seen as a compromise between factions.

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