The end in sight, Obama wants a cyber blueprint for next president

The new Cybersecurity National Action Plan announced Tuesday by the White House aims at protecting federal agencies from cyberattacks, an urgent need dramatized by the ransacking of the Office of Personnel Management's aged computer systems by hackers two years ago.

Meanwhile, this month, the Commerce Department opened an expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private research and development partnership to bring together industry and government experts from NIST on high-priority cybersecurity challenges.

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