Gov't Networks Get an 'F'

    Date09 Nov 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    3589
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Despite dramatically tighter security since the terrorist attacks, a House panel is giving the government failing marks for lax protection of federal computer networks against hackers, terrorists and others.. . . Despite dramatically tighter security since the terrorist attacks, a House panel is giving the government failing marks for lax protection of federal computer networks against hackers, terrorists and others.

    The "F" grade dropped from the "D-minus" that the government earned in September 2000. Fully two-thirds of federal agencies -- including the departments of Defense, Commerce, Energy, Justice and Treasury -- flunked the latest governmentwide "computer security report card."

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