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Homeland Security

15 February 2003

White House Issues Report on Cyberspace Security

(President endorses plans to protect critical infrastructure) (240)
Following is a statement from President Bush upon the release of two
White House documents: The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, and
the National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical
Infrastructure and Key Assets:
(begin text)
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary 
February 14, 2003
Strategies for Securing Cyberspace and 
Protection of Infrastructure Released 
Statement By The President
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the National Strategy
for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets
will help us protect America from those who would do us harm, whether
through physical destruction or by attacking our infrastructures
through cyberspace.
These strategies recognize that the majority of our critical assets
and infrastructures, such as those in the banking, telecommunications,
energy, and transportation sectors, are privately owned and operated.
The strategies outline Federal efforts and State and local roles in
securing the Nation's critical infrastructures, and identify
opportunities for partnership with the private sector. The Department
of Homeland Security will take the lead in accomplishing many of the
objectives of these strategies. Other departments and agencies also
have important roles to play. I encourage everyone, government at all
levels, industry, and private citizens to continue to work together to
make our nation secure.
(end text)
(Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs, U.S.
Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov) 

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