Security experts say delaying the plans release is a good move in the long run, but the opportunity for public comment is something that should have come sooner.
"They went and solicited information and then compiled it and were going release it without any more input," said Scott Blake, vice president of information security at BindView Corp., in Houston. "But at the same time they wanted people to be on board and support it. Not very many people were going to get on board and support something they havent read. This is a good thing, and it shouldve been the plan all along."
The event at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., will go ahead as planned Wednesday, though its unclear whether all of the high-ranking government officials and private-sector executives who were scheduled to attend will still make the trip for the release of a draft. (Editors note: This story has been edited since its original posting to include comments by Richard Clarke and newly released details of the draft strategy.)