Roles and responsibilities key to making cybersecurity work – NextGov

Clarification of cybersecurity roles and responsibilities in the federal government remains the most crucial component of bills circulating in Congress, federal and industry executives said during a panel discussion on Thursday.

The most essential provisions included in the cybersecurity bills “would straighten out the authority issue for a more coordinated effort,” said Pat Howard, chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He participated in a panel discussion at the National Press Club and hosted by Government Executive and Nextgov.