The White House has tapped a corporate cyber security expert and former Bush administration official to lead the effort to shore up the country's computer networks and better coordinate with companies that operate 80 percent of those critical systems, reports the Associated Press. Howard A. Schmidt, a former eBay and Microsoft executive, will become the government's cyber security coordinator, weathering a rocky selection process that dragged on for months, as others turned the job down. President Barack Obama is expected to make the announcement Dec. 22, according to a senior White House official. Schmidt's selection comes more than 10 months...

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