Nextgov is reporting that only 2 of the 24 recommendations made by President Obama in the May 2009 cyber policy review have been completed. The slowdown is in part due to the White House’s failure to assign agencies cybersecurity roles and responsibilities according to a report from the Government Accountability Office titled, “Cyberspace Policy: Executive Branch Is Making Progress Implementing 2009 Policy Review Recommendations, but Sustained Leadership Is Needed.”

David A. Powner, director of the GAO’s IT department said, “The Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, as part of implementing the 22 outstanding recommendations, should designate roles and responsibilities for each recommendation, including which agencies are leading and supporting the effort.”