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Board calls for more funding for security unit

If the United States is to keep up with the ever-growing number of security problems and pitfalls, the government’s computer security experts must get more support than the fiscal 2004 budget provides, according to a federal advisory board. Seven of 13 appropriations bills have stalled as Congress argues over a federal budget that is tight across the board, so the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Computer Security Division is not the only agency still awaiting final word on its fiscal 2004 money. But given the ramp-up in security concerns and awareness, it was a surprise to the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board to learn that initial estimates of the division’s base funding project a decrease from the current year. Full Story

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