Senate approves plan to beef up computer security

    Date18 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    4906
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Federal agency heads must ensure that their information systems are secure under a provision of the fiscal 2001 defense authorization bill that gained Senate approval late last week.The provision, S. 1993, co-sponsored by Sens. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., . . . Federal agency heads must ensure that their information systems are secure under a provision of the fiscal 2001 defense authorization bill that gained Senate approval late last week.The provision, S. 1993, co-sponsored by Sens. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., provides a managerial framework for protecting federal computer records from hackers, cyberterrorists, and accidental or careless unauthorized disclosure. Thompson has called agencies' current method of dealing with such problems a "band-aid approach."
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