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House queries gov't cybersecurity remedies

A House of Representatives panel wants to know what the Bush administration is doing to protect the Internet from terrorist attacks and other threats.

A House of Representatives panel wants to know what the Bush administration is doing to protect the Internet from terrorist attacks and other threats. In a letter on Thursday, a cybersecurity subcommittee asked the Department of Homeland Security for "a detailed action or implementation plan" based on the White House's so-called .

Although the White House's release of the document was met with a blaze of publicity in September 2002, it's unclear what lasting impact it has had. Richard Clarke, the president's adviser for cybersecurity, left a few months later, and the House committee members indicated they were contemplating a reorganization of the department's National Cybersecurity Division. The letter, which was signed by the panel's top Republicans and Democrats, asks for a response by May 10.