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Federal Government Has A Ways To Go To Secure Systems

Federal officials and the GAO tell House subcommittee that agencies must continue to improve IT security. Since January, the State Department has wiped out more than 155,000 viruses on its IT systems. Between Oct. 1 and May 31, the first eight months of fiscal year 2003, the department recorded more than 700 attempts to hack its IT systems. Those are just two examples of the vulnerabilities the government’s thousands of IT systems face. At a hearing before a House panel Tuesday, government IT experts testified that progress in securing systems is being made, but at a slower pace than many had hoped. Full Story

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