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Gov't Computer Security Lagging – Report

Most federal government agencies have failed to adequately protect their computer networks from hackers and other online threats, the fourth year in a row that the government has earned low marks on a computer security report card issued by a congressional oversight committee. The Department of Homeland Security — the government’s lead agency on matters of Internet security — led the list of seven federal agencies that earned an “F” grade for their own network security efforts in 2003. Also earning an “F” was the Justice Department, the agency charged with investigating and prosecuting many cases involving hacking and other forms of cybercrime. Thirteen other agencies improved their scores slightly this year, nudging the overall government grade up to a “D” from the “F” it received last year. NASA fared worse this year, dropping from a “D” to a “D-minus.” Full Story

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