A Spending Tug Of War

    Date08 Oct 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    2881
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Working from its fiscal 2002 spending account, DOE's NNSA had $555 million for safeguards and security. Of that, $58 million was earmarked for information security, according to the official, who asked to remain anonymous. But some of that money was reallocated . . . Working from its fiscal 2002 spending account, DOE's NNSA had $555 million for safeguards and security. Of that, $58 million was earmarked for information security, according to the official, who asked to remain anonymous. But some of that money was reallocated to guards, their overtime pay and other physical defenses after the attacks, the source said.

    The timing couldn't be worse.

    "We're barely holding our own in being able to keep up our defenses," the official said. "We can handle the basic stuff, but [not] the really sophisticated ways of attacking and moving data."

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