A coalition of U.S. telecom and wireless groups has presented a draft plan to the Obama administration's point man on cybersecurity that recommends establishing a joint public-private initiative for addressing Internet vulnerabilities, offering companies incentives to take part in the effort, and working jointly to define what constitutes critical infrastructure. "It is not appropriate to have the government make the 'critical' determination on its own, nor is it appropriate to designate an entire industry or network as being critical," the groups wrote in a letter to White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt.

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