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BLOG: Critical infrastructure protection: Maybe thinking good thoughts will make us safe

Scott Bradner | Feb. 20, 2013
President Obama has followed the Senate's lead and wimped out on protecting our critical infrastructure

The Obama effort bows to those in Congress who care less about protecting our health and safety than they do about protecting the pocketbooks of their campaign donors. That is not only sad, but it is a clear and present danger to us all. Prediction: Real requirements and liability will be established in law only after a major example of why it has been needed for years -- i.e., the Federal Aviation Administration style of fatality-based regulating.

Disclaimer: In spite of Harvard's feeling of self-importance I am not sure that any of its facilities would meet an objective definition of critical infrastructure. In any case, I have heard no opinions from the university on this topic, so the above lament about administration and congressional impotence is my own.

 

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