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New White House urged to bolster cybersecurity

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December 8, 2008
Homeland Security News
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A pioneering bipartisan report that will be released today calls on the incoming Obama administration to set up a high-level office to coordinate the defense of the nation’s computer systems from cyber-attacks by rival nations, industrial spies and criminal syndicates.

A yearlong investigation found many potential targets, including such sensitive Houston installations as the port, airports, petrochemical complexes, financial institutions and even NASA’s Johnson Space Center, said U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, a co-chairman of the group that issued the report. (Houston Chronicle)