President Barack Obama unveiled an initial review of the nation's cybersecurity strategy on May 29, 2009.
The review included a "near term action plan" that call for 10 steps to create "a reliable, resilient, trustworthy digital infrastructure for the future."
Among those 10 steps, the review says the administration should "appoint a cybersecurity policy official responsible for coordinating the nation"s cybersecurity policies and activities."
Obama said he intended to do that, and outlined details of the job.
"I'm creating a new office here at the White House that will be led by the cybersecurity coordinator," Obama said. "Because of the critical importance of this work, I will personally select this official. I'll depend on this official in all matters relating to cybersecurity, and this official will have my full support and regular access to me as we confront these challenges."
When he names that person, this promise will likely reach its completion. For now, we rate this promise In the Works.