Alejandro Martinez-Cabrera
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 3, 2010

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Security experts often stress the urgency and importance of stronger collaboration between the private and public sectors if we hope to turn the tide against the growing number of cyber-threats on the nation’s economy and security.

So many were happy to hear the Obama administration’s top cyber-security official, Howard Schmidt, say in one of his first public addresses since he took the job last year that improving these partnerships will be a priority of his office.

And to that effect, Schmidt’s office declassified today some of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative documents, a secretive plan drafted by the Bush administration detailing that administration’s strategy to protect the nation’s federal and commercial digital assets and improve intelligence exchanges with the private sector.

Schmidt outlined some of the White House’s cyber-security priorities during the second day of the RSA conference, an annual industry gathering of security professionals.

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