May 25, 2008
House Intelligence Committee Report on the 2009 Intelligence Authorization Act
The link and following, from Secrecy News: "The National Cyber Security Initiative, which is “the single largest… and most important initiative” in next year’s budget, is being conducted under “excessive classification,” the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) said in its new report on the 2009 intelligence authorization act. For the cyber security program to function as intended, “it will require a partnership with industry unlike any model that currently exists. The excessive classification of the [Initiative], however, militates against the collaboration necessary to achieve that partnership.” That view coincides with the recent assessment of the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding overclassification of the cyber security program."