Homeland Security calls for tech industry involvement

A federal law enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks provides government-authorized companies with immunity from civil lawsuits if their anti-terrorism products fail to perform. But Homeland Security said on Monday that only 17 offerings–none related to information technology–have received such approval.

“To realize the full benefits technology has to offer, we have to look beyond the walls of DHS itself, to the private sector and to the world of high tech in places just like this, Silicon Valley,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday at the Commonwealth Club in Santa Clara, Calif. “To the innovators who have made our world so much smaller, we are now looking to you to help make it that much safer.” Full Story

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