Report of the Blackett Review of Cyber Security

Nicholas Bohm made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Dear Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Earlier this year the Government Chief Scientific Adviser commissioned a review which became known as the Blackett Review of Cyber Security.

Please provide me with a copy of any report resulting from that review.

If considerations of national security preclude the publication of any parts of any such report, please provide a version edited to omit only those parts.

Yours faithfully,

Nicholas Bohm

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: 10/2518

Dear Mr Bohm,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 6
December. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to deal with.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be responded at the latest by 6 January
2011.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information
rights unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
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Best wishes,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills |
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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS Ref No: FOI 10/2518

Dear Mr Bohm

Thank you for your email of 4^th December 2010 where you requested
information contained in the form of a report from the Blackett Review of
Cyber Security.

I can confirm that the Department holds the information you are seeking.
As this information is currently undergoing review prior to publication,
Section 22 (Information intended for future publication) of the Freedom of
Information Act applies. This exempts this information from release at
this time. It is in the public's interest that Government is permitted to
publish information in a time and manner of their own choosing, and ensure
that pre-publication procedures are not undermined. It is part of the
effective conduct of public affairs that the publication of information is
planned and managed by the public authority.

Having considered the public interest, the Department's decision is
therefore to withhold the information until the date of publication, which
will be as early as possible in the New Year.

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Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
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Yours sincerely

C. Llewellyn

Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills |
Orchard 3, 1st Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET |
[email address] | [1]www.bis.gov.uk

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a
dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for business
success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone
the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster
world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS -
Investing in our future

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