Secretaries Janet Napolitano and Robert Gates work out an agreement in which DHS takes the lead in defending domestic networks while DoD and NSA expertise can be deployed to identify exploits aimed at critical U.S. systems.
In the year since the breach notification rule for personal health records took effect, no major breaches affecting 500 or more individuals have been reported, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
This week's top news and views: White House slow to executive cybersecurity policy and cybersecurity as a catalyst for economic growth. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Executive Editor Eric Chabrow
"Having milestones will help move you further down the path toward completion, but clearly some of these are complex areas," says David Powner, director of information management issues for the Government Accountability Office.
Key federal agencies say they're moving slowly to implement most of the recommendations President Obama outlined in his May 2009 cyber policy review because the White House has yet to assign them roles and responsibilities.