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NET Guard Dying Quietly

On Capitol Hill, most bills die young, smothered in their cribs by partisanship, philosophical differences or simple lack of money. But even with the president’s blessing, there’s no guarantee a law will achieve its authors’ high-minded aims. Some languish in the statute books, unworkable and unused. That could be the fate awaiting the Science and Technology Emergency Mobilization Act — at least a key part of it. Passed last year, the measure calls for a National Emergency Technology (NET) Guard — a group of tech-savvy volunteers to prevent, or at least mimimize, the sort of network gridlock that added to the confusion and fear the morning of Sept. 11. Full Story

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