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Langevin Presses Obama Administration on Cybersecurity Czar

Months after President Obama pledged to appoint a cybersecurity czar, the White House has failed to act. With health care and Iraq at the top of the agenda, this is not the stuff of headlines. But holes in the nation's cyber defenses are a serious, if little-noticed, liability.

Congressman James Langevin and Congressman Michael McCaul co-chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, which outlined the risk to the nation. And both have made cybersecurity a pet issue.

In a September 10 letter to the president that is generating some Internet buzz, the pair wrote that they are "deeply concerned by the delay" in appointing a czar.

We strongly believe that the continued absence of a permanent cyber-security coordinator impedes the ability of federal agencies to move forward in updating and strengthening their aging cyber-policies.

This was supposed to be the tech-savvy president. It's time to move.

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