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Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Fri Jun 23 00:49:40 2006

In Event of Big Web Disruption, U.S. Is Ill-Prepared, Study Says
June 23, 2006; Page B2

The U.S. is poorly prepared for a major disruption of the Internet,
according to a study that an influential group of chief executives will
publish today.

The Business Roundtable, composed of the CEOs of 160 large U.S. companies,
said neither the government nor the private sector has a coordinated plan
to respond to an attack, natural disaster or other disruption of the
Internet. While individual government agencies and companies have their
own emergency plans in place, little coordination exists between the
groups, according to the study.

"It's a matter of more clearly defining who has responsibility," said
Edward Rust Jr., CEO of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., who
leads the Roundtable's Internet-security effort.