White House mulls idea of mandatory ID cards for Web users

Nancy Houser Digital Journal 10/28/2011

The White House Cyber Security Adviser Howard Schmidt and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke have recently announced a proposal for mandatory virtual ID cards for Internet users, called the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.”

Two additional agencies had been in the running for the proposal, in addition to White […]

Obama Nears Appointment Of Eric Schmidt As Commerce Secretary

John Ellis Business Insider 3/18/2011

The word in Washington is that President Obama is close to naming departing CEO Eric Schmidt as the nation’s next Secretary of Commerce.

Mr. Schmidt picked up an important vote of confidence earlier this week when former Reagan Administration Commerce Department counsel Clyde Prestowitz essentially endorsed Schmidt for the job. […]