The General Services Administration said Wednesday that it received 167 responses from the private sector to a request for information on how the government could build GovNet, a private computer network for federal agencies that would be separate from the Internet.
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White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke would like to revive a plan for tracking patterns of computer activity and attempted intrusions at all government agencies, though the plan has been controversial in the past.
Even before Sept. 11, the federal information technology market was booming. Now, when it comes to IT, Uncle Sam is the only game in town.
The Federal Aviation Administration must test the security benefits of biometrics or other technologies in at least 20 airports under the aviation-security bill President Bush signed into law Monday.