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New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats

New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats

Spurred in large part by North Korea's destructive digital hack at Sony Pictures, the Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to create a cyberintelligence center to better respond to digital breaches and threats to federal agencies and private industry.

Officials said the operation is being fashioned after the National Counterterrorism Center, which was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address criticism that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies failed to stop the Al Qaeda plot partly because they failed to share clues about the hijackers.

"We need to develop the same muscle memory in the government response to cyberthreats as we have for...

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