White House: Hill slow to fund security

    Date19 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The White House Monday called for Congress to "pick up the pace" on funding information security initiatives within government in the fiscal 2001 budget, while putting forward legislation to help law enforcement track and prosecute cybercriminals. . . . The White House Monday called for Congress to "pick up the pace" on funding information security initiatives within government in the fiscal 2001 budget, while putting forward legislation to help law enforcement track and prosecute cybercriminals.

    In a speech at the National Press Club, White House Chief of Staff John Podesta criticized congressional appropriators for not funding the security initiatives proposed by President Clinton in January in the National Plan for Information Systems Protection.

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