Government Stance on Information Technology Security

President Obama and his administration are talking technology. Obama is taking the time to weigh in on his observation on the exponential growth and acceleration in the tech world. The president recognizes technology as an important factor which has driven our economic growth. The Obama administration is committed to ensuring America has a thriving and growing Internet economy, and takes a stance on information technology security.

Positive Thoughts for Information Technology

Information technology is the systematic process implemented to measure systems constructed to securely protect and safeguard information –business and personal data, voice conversations, still images, motion pictures, and multimedia presentations. The Obama Administration has publicly declared their encouragement of Internet innovation, protection of consumer choice, and the importance of defending free speech. The Administration created the Internet Policy Task Force to bring together the technology industry, consumer groups, and policy experts to help ensure the Internet stays reliable and trustworthy for consumers and businesses.

President Obama has declared that “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and that “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” To help the country meet this challenge and to ensure the Internet can continue as an engine of growth and prosperity, the Administration is implementing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. The Administration also released the International Strategy for Cyberspace to promote the free flow of information, the security and privacy of data, and the integrity of the interconnected networks, which are all essential to American and global economic prosperity and security.