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Fighting Hackers One Acronym at a Time

The White House wants a new cybersecurity agency -- but a new acronym won't fix anything.
Maybe the tangled web of our bureaucracy will entrap them.

Maybe the tangled web of our bureaucracy will entrap them.

Photographer: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Give a warm welcome to the newest member of the U.S.'s national cybersecurity family, the mellifluously named Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center.

The new agency, unveiled yesterday, will be modeled on the National Counterterrorism Center and designed to share information about cyberthreats. It's expected to employ about 50 people with a budget of $35 million. That may not sound like much, as these things go. Until you remember just how vast and convoluted the federal cybersecurity bureaucracy already is.