February 9th, 2009
07:04 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama calls for cyber-security review

President Obama has ordered an interagency review of the government's cyber-security efforts.
President Obama has ordered an interagency review of the government's cyber-security efforts.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama has ordered an interagency review of the government's cyber-security efforts, the White House announced Monday.

The 60-day effort, which will focus on boosting coordination with Congress and the private sector, will be headed by Melissa Hathaway, who has been Cyber-coordination Executive to the Director of National Intelligence.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. L.V.

    Uh Oh.... here come the cyber-geeks. They are coming to the rescue to Save the Planet... the Nerds are!!!!!!

    To be honest... I am proud Obama is the first African-American-Nerd President. I dont know about you... but I think that my president should at least be smarter than most of us. Let the Nerds handle it.. not the idiots like George W. and Sarah Palin with C averages and went to 5 or 6 different colleges and still didn't come away with crap for an education.

    Remember John McCain: "What the heck is the Internet"

    OH yeah.. that really makes me feel safe... sorry... I want the nerd to run this!!!

    February 9, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. NOBAMA

    This is a move to seize the internet and shut down all anti-Obamist activity. But don't worry, CNN will survive nicely.

    February 9, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. Ellie, MD

    How about updating the out-dated pre-historic computer system in the White House. I think the system is OLDER than Lincoln. We need a White House that is advanced in internet technology!!

    February 9, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. Joshua

    Look up the 2007 cyberattacks on Estonia and you'll see why this is so important. Hopefully he'll implement a red button for the Internet, whereby all foreign Internet connections would be terminated.

    February 9, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  5. Sye the Pychic

    Well maybe we get to see how everything we ever did on the internet has been spyed on,for our own good of course.

    February 9, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  6. Paul

    Stimulate your OWN Economy!!!!

    HOST A GOLD PARTY!

    Get cash on the spot!!!

    February 9, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |