Schmidt, who also was an administration
adviser for former
President George W. Bush, will be responsible for coordinating
military and civilian resources. Furthermore, the latest member
of Obama's cabinet will communicate regularly with Obama, and will
also work with the president's economic group.
first announced the creation of the cyber czar position in late May,
but said there wouldn't be a rush to appoint someone. Schmidt
will work with the National Security Council, not the National
Economic Council, as this is the first time a person has been
appointed as cybersecurity adviser.
In the previous
administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the
National Security Agency (NSA) were involved in a power struggle that
led to ineffective cyber security.
The problem was so serious,
in fact, Rod Beckstrom, former National Cybersecurity Center head,
due to the power struggle between the DHS and NSA.
has been a pressing matter for Obama's administration, as the threat
of foreign-based cyber attacks has grown significantly. There
have been numerous candidates considered for the job -- ranging
from former Silicon Valley executives to a candidate who
reportedly wasn't a fan of privacy -- with wide speculation among
quote: There is right given that allows them to make these types of positions.
quote: There are many, many things the constitution does not cover.
quote: There are many, many things the constitution does not cover. The US constitution does not include education, universal health care, and stupidity. If you follow the wordings by itself, women are not included as well. Neither is slavery or lobbying mentioned. I don't mean to bash nor reinterpret the US constitution that was written over 200 years ago, but I would like to point out many many things have changed since then. What congress has done to "fix" or add to the constitution is through amendments.
quote: The US constitution does not include education, universal health care, and stupidity.
quote: Doesn't anyone else see a very disturbing and scary outcome from these "Czars"?
quote: What do you know about "Czars"?
quote: The government has no authority over the internet constitutionally.
quote: Schmidt holds a bachelor's degree in business administration (BSBA) and a master’s degree in organizational management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix. He also holds an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters. Schmidt’s certifications include CISSP and CISM. He is a professor of practice at the Georgia Institute of Technology's GTISC, professor of research at Idaho State University, adjunct distinguished fellow with Carnegie Mellon's CyLab, and a distinguished fellow with the Ponemon Institute. 
quote: ...the latest member of Obama's cabinet...
quote: President Obama first announced the creation of the cyber czar position in late May, but said there wouldn't be a rush to appoint someone.