Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., publicly announced an upcoming classified meeting to talk about security grant allocations.
"The government doesn't know what its IT assets are," says Amit Yoran.
He said the position would be elevated to the assistant secretary level, but officials now say details haven't been worked out yet.
New proposal would elevate the position from director to assistant secretary.
An effort within the Homeland Security Department to lift the cybersecurity directorship to a deputy assistant secretary level went nowhere, according to government and industry sources.
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