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Security flunks Horn's final exam
Of the 24 federal agencies Horn graded, 14 flunked. The highest grade was a B-minus.
Agencies are increasingly reliant on computers and must do a better job of protecting their systems against hackers, viruses and other threats, Horn said.
With lax computer security, agencies are vulnerable to "ever increasing risks of fraud, inappropriate disclosure of sensitive data, and disruptions in critical operations and services," Horn warned Nov. 19 at the start of a hearing during which he issued the report card.
In recent years, Horn has resorted to issuing report cards to call attention to poor performance by government agencies on technology and other matters.
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