Another Proud Moment for the Bush Administration

Gets Another F in Computer Security

Annual ‘Report Card’ Contends Many Key Agencies Don’t Adequately Protect Networks

Brian Krebs Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 15, 2006; 5:00 PM

federal agencies that play key roles in the war on terror are doing a
dismal job of protecting their computers and information networks from
hackers and viruses, according to portions of a report to be released
by a key congressional oversight committee Thursday.

Department of Homeland Security, which is charged with setting the
government’s cyber security agenda, earned a grade of F for the third
straight year from the House Government Reform Committee. Other
agencies whose failing marks went unchanged from 2004 include the
departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, State, Health and Human
Services, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs.

(Read more here)


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