Expanding beyond cyber-security, the Obama Administration released a 30-page International Strategy for Cyberspace (.pdf). In the announcement by Howard Schmidt, the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, he states that the Cyberspace strategy defines what the U.S. stands for internationally in cyberspace and how the U.S. will build prosperity, enhance security, and safeguard openness.
The International Strategy lays out the President’s vision for the future of the Internet, and sets an agenda for partnering with other nations and peoples to achieve that vision. It begins by recognizing the successes networked technologies have brought us, in large part due to the spirit of freedom and innovation that has characterized the Internet from its early days as a research project.
To achieve our vision, the United States will build an international environment that ensures global networks are open to new innovations, interoperable the world over, secure enough to support people’s work, and reliable enough to earn their trust. To achieve it, we will build and sustain an environment in which norms of responsible behavior guide states’ actions, sustain partnerships, and support the rule of law.
You can read the International Strategy for Cyberspace Factsheet (.pdf) and the full document (.pdf) which was released by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn.