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Summary of S. 1989 National Cyber Security Defense Team Authorization Act

Jun 17, 20021 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

This act authorizes the establishment of the National Cyber Security Defense Team, headed by White House aide Richard Clarke. The National Cyber Security Defense Team will identify segments of the Internet infrastructure that are vulnerable to terrorist attack and recommend to federal, state and local government agencies, along with private entities, means of eliminating such vulnerabilities. The Team is subject to direction and control from the President, acting through the National Security Council.

This Team will include representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and departments of Treasury, State, Justice, Defense and Commerce. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommends $10 million in funding for the creation of this Team.