The development of the National Cybersecurity Initiative also is too secretive, removing a deterrence to attack U.S. networks, Senate committee charges.
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Identity theft crime wave could imperil patient safety and cost Medicare millions of dollars .
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MITRE projects price tag of $681 million for handheld data collection computers.
Requests industry to help it hide in enemy’s networks and take down systems, but some believe the service isn’t ready to deal with cyber warfare .
Verizon and AT&T beat out Qwest for OneNet initiative .
Company gets a leg up in the federal IT services market.
Federal agencies have no comprehensive strategy to combat terrorist message, Senate committee finds.
Pursuit of lowest price and multiple subcontractors makes it easier for counterfeit hardware to end up on agency systems, increasing security threats.
Conducting vulnerability tests against known cyberattacks and setting requirements for the CIO post would be part of a bill that fixes shortcomings in a federal security law.