Obama Appoints Privacy Board Members

December 20, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Personnel
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President Obama has made three nominations to a board that will oversee the federal government’s cybersecurity and counterterrorism efforts with an eye toward protecting Americans’ privacy and civil liberties.

The president has appointed David Medine as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Rachel Brand and Patricia Wald as board members, according to a White House blog post by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt.

The federal government is engaged in numerous activities to gather and share information across agencies, with state and local governments, as well as with the private sector to secure U.S. cyber infrastructure from cyberattacks–terrorist or otherwise. The administration detailed abroad legislative cybersecurity proposal to support these plans in May

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.