October 18, 2012
by FCW

 A White House official met Oct. 17 with representatives from the Information Technology Industry Council to discuss the forthcoming cybersecurity executive order, an ITI spokesperson confirmed.

While the spokesperson declined to provide details, the meeting with some of industry’s most prominent IT companies comes within weeks of the administration’s meetings with congressional aides to discuss the executive order, The Hill reported. It is expected that White House representatives will meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in coming weeks as well.

Draft versions of the executive order have called for a voluntary program, under which private companies operating critical infrastructure could implement government-instituted standards and best practices. 

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