A major new bill has been introduced into the US Senate to place unprecedented emphasis on cybersecurity. The bill includes provision for appointment of a National Cybersecurity Advisor reporting directly to the President.
The bill calls for a unified and coordinated approach to security,and supports the formation of partnerships and new research into the area. There is an article on the proposals at the following link:
Major Cybersecurity Bill Introduced In Senate -- Cybersecurity -- InformationWeek