November 13, 2001

Feds fail to protect their own computers

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "The U.S. government is giving itself more power to cyber-snoop on citizens and suspected terrorists, but in the wake of heightened fears of possible attacks on the country's critical information technology systems, its own computer security is getting worse instead of better, according to a government report. A House panel responsible for reviewing government security systems gave an overall grade of "F" to the 24 agencies it scrutinized."


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