Foundational Questions Regarding the Federal Role in Cybersecurity

During the last two years of the Bush administration, the senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spent substantial time and effort in first helping to craft, and then attempting to implement, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23/National Security Presidential Directive 54 (HSPD 23/NSPD 54), Cyber Security and Monitoring.

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Brian M. White
Brian M. White is Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at the Chertoff Group, where he provides strategic advice on mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments, global border and supply chain security, cyber security, and international homeland security. His previous government service includes: Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; Chief of Staff, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Director of Cargo, Maritime & Trade Policy, Department of Homeland Security; and Professional Staff Member, Senate and House Committees on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. White joined the Chertoff Group from Lockheed Martin, where he was a Principal in their Maritime Systems and Sensors business.
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