The Obama administration on Tuesday declassified part of its plan for making
cyberspace more secure, a move meant to foster greater co-operation between
government and civilian groups in an area of increasing urgency.
Drafted in the final year of the Bush administration, the Comprehensive
National Cybersecurity Initiative calls for greater co-operation between private
companies and the National Security Agency, whose mission includes overseas
spying and developing technology for better data security.
Civil liberties groups have sounded alarms about the NSA’s expanded role in
security because it has historically been among the most secretive of US
agencies – and because of revelations about its warrantless wiretapping in the