May 072010
 May 7, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Online, Surveillance

Josh Gerstein writes:

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is pressing the Obama Administration to give the National Security Agency more power to oversee the privately-owned portions of the Internet.

During an appropriations hearing Thursday, Mikulski pressed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about legal opinions the government may be drafting to address the extent to which the NSA can defend cyberspace in the U.S.

The Maryland senator said divisions of responsibility between the Department of Homeland Security and NSA, which happens to be based in her state, have paralyzed the government’s cybersecurity efforts. She suggested NSA’s role needs to go beyond protecting the “dot-mil” domains.

Read more on Under the Radar on Politico.

Via Rick Forno.

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