Top Fed cybersecurity job approved by House

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to create an assistant secretary for cybersecurity.

The vote last week was 424-4. Now the legislation heads to the Senate.

The position, long a favorite of congressional hawks, will be part of the Department of Homeland Security. Whoever gets the job will be subject to Senate confirmation and will be charged with creating a "national cybersecurity response system."

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Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNET. You can e-mail him or follow him on Twitter as declanm. Declan previously was a reporter for Time and the Washington bureau chief for Wired and wrote the Taking Liberties section and Other People's Money column for CBS News' Web site.

 

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