Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, says procedures to protect personal information and penalties for violations are critical.
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Reengineering computer systems to meet Real ID Act requirements could cost more than $1 billion, state officials say.
Directive says emphasis should be placed on geographic dispersion of leaders and staff to keep services going.
Computer-based counter-terrorism system to connect all 50 states is duplicative, lawmaker says.
Union wants agency to develop new security procedures and grant administrative leave to deal with fallout from the breach.
Proposed Homeland Security regulations under Real ID Act could pose a threat to security by making counterfeiting easier, state officials say.
Citizens who communicate with the government will not see changes, but will benefit from tighter security and various enhancements.
Two departments have made some progress with short-term projects to share health information, GAO says.
Agency officials say they are following President Bush’s rules and that requirements are consistent with those across government.
Department still lacks a timetable for verifying when foreigners leave the country through Canada or Mexico.