In this Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, an Apple employee, right, instructs a journalist on the use of the fingerprint scanner technology built into the company's iPhone 5S during a media event in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake, who in separate stints oversaw technology security issues at the National Security Council (NSC), said changes are needed in the White House process for determining whether software flaws discovered by government agencies should be disclosed, or kept secret so they might be used for offensive cyber operations.Much of the procedure remains classified as secret, including which agencies get a vote.Schwartz and Knake, who oversaw the process under Daniel, said that a new executive order should make clear that it is mandatory for agencies to submit all the software flaws they want to use to the inter-agency group.The ex-officials also recommended that the Department of Homeland Security run the process, rather than the National Security Agency.
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