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Report: Draft WH Cyber Order Would Encourage Govt, Private Sector Info Sharing

A cybersecurity information executive order from the White House would ask companies and agencies to share information on cyber attacks, Federal Times reports.

Citing the Associated Press, Nicole Blake Johnson writes that the executive order will also put the Department of Homeland Security in charge of coordinating with the Pentagon, National Security Agency and other agencies to develop a program for sharing information.

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of global public-sector government affairs at TechAmerica, told Federal Times administration officials updated industry representatives on how the White House is developing the executive order.

Such an order would not mandate information sharing between the private and public sectors but establish it on a voluntary basis, with another voluntary program set to encourage companies to adopt other cyber practices, the report said.

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