Seven months after President Obama vowed to "personally select" an adviser to orchestrate the government's strategy for protecting computer systems, the White House will name a former Bush administration official to the job Tuesday.I'm sorry, is that the same "President George W. Bush's White House" in which key staff avoided using email and/or used outside domains in a transparent attempt to avoid compliance with the Presidential Records Act, in which nearly a year's worth of email went missing, in which government laptops were professionally wiped, in which an email archiving system was never established, and in which emails from then-Vice President Cheney's office subpoenaed by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in connection with the Valerie Plame Wilson leak investigation mysteriously went missing...? That President George W. Bush's White House?!
Howard A. Schmidt, who was a cyber-adviser in President George W. Bush's White House, will be Obama's new cybersecurity coordinator, an administration official said Monday night.
Yeah, I thought so.
Well. I can only think of one better person for the job, and he's not available.
[Clips of Ted Steven's "Series of Tubes" speech set to a techno beat.]