January 22, 1999


We will meet the emerging security challenges, as we have met such challenges in the past, by remaining confident not only in our ideals, but in our people. We can prevail over terrorism by drawing on the very best of our free society. With strength and clear purpose, we will rise to meet all those who would intimidate us. Let us come together to protect the peace and build the better world we seek.

President Bill Clinton
January 22, 1999

Today, President Clinton delivers an address at the National Academy of Sciences where he will announce major new initiatives to strengthen America's defenses against the emerging threats posed by biological and chemical weapons, and attacks to our critical infrastructure, computer systems, and networks.

Safeguarding Our Citizens From The Threat Of Deadly Weapons. President Clinton has made defending the United States against chemical and biological weapons a top priority. The President has safeguarded Americans from this emerging threat through diplomatic and military means abroad and through increased preparedness at home. The President's fiscal year 2000 budget includes requests for:

Cyber-Security For The 21st Century. The President is calling for an investment of $1.46 billion in fiscal year 2000 to defend our critical infrastructure, including, power-generation systems, banking, transportation and emergency services and telecommunications. This investment will help secure computer systems and networks that are potentially vulnerable to computer attack. The President's proposal calls for:

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