White House slows cybersecurity planning

Tuesday, 17 September 2002, 12:40 PM EST

The Bush administration will not unveil the final version of a national cybersecurity plan this Wednesday, saying it wants to gather more input from the technology industry.

The White House had been expected to offer a detailed strategy for protecting the nation's critical information infrastructure from attack. Instead, the administration will release another draft of the strategy.

"We've said all along that this is a living document," said Tiffany Olsen, an aide to White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke. "We wanted to make sure we have buy-in from all the parties involved before the official release comes out."

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