White House seeks industry's 'good ideas'

White House seeks industry's 'good ideas'

The president's director of critical infrastructure protection told an industry group on Friday that 'good ideas come from you all.'

'If we don't have buy-in from the private sector, we can't get it anywhere' on protecting the nation's chief systems infrastructures, said Paul Kurtz at a Washington conference sponsored by MicroStrategy Inc. of McLean, Va.

Kurtz said the administration began working out a national strategy for securing cyberspace last year and expects to complete the work by late summer. The private sector has actively contributed material and feedback about a national strategy, he said.

'Much of the writing is under way now,' Kurtz said. 'We want a document that is largely authored by the private sector.'

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