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Think tank calls for e-government czar

March 23, 2000 The Democratic Leadership Council's Progressive Policy Institute will release a paper Friday urging the high-tech community to educate Congress and the Clinton administration on why the federal government should accelerate the process of digitizing its services, according to an initial draft obtained by National Journal's Technology Daily. The paper outlines...

Wanted: A Koskinen-like cyber security czar

March 10, 2000 Panelists at a House subcommittee hearing Thursday agreed that John Koskinen, the White House's Y2K guru, succeeded in making sure there was no meltdown at the beginning of the year. Now, lawmakers want to know if a similar person, like Koskinen, who had the ear of the president, should be...

Lawmakers propose limits on FOIA

February 23, 2000 Two lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would give businesses immunity from portions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and certain liability laws. Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., and Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., hope to foster private sector cooperation with the government on protecting the nation's critical infrastructure. FOIA emerged...

Clinton proposes $2 billion cyberterror plan

January 10, 2000 Vowing to ensure the safety of U.S. computer networks, President Clinton unveiled the nation's first comprehensive anti-cyberterrorism plan and announced he would ask Congress for $2.05 billion in next year's budget to fund the initiative. Clinton will ask Congress for a 17 percent increase in federal infrastructure protection spending in...

White House to unveil cyberterrorism plan

January 7, 2000 The Clinton administration's long-awaited national cyberterrorism protection plan is expected to be unveiled at the end of the month, and likely will be mentioned in the president's upcoming State of the Union address. The framework has been delayed since last spring as inter-agency turf battles slowed its completion and then...

Commerce unveils computer security partnership plan

December 9, 1999 As the Clinton administration continues to work on a national plan for protecting the nation's critical infrastructure computer systems from cyberterrorism, Commerce Secretary William Daley unveiled a "Partnership for Critical Infrastructure" between the department and 80 companies to work on resolving private sector vulnerabilities in computing security. Daley met with...

Ask the White House at AOL

December 7, 1999 The White House's press office trumpeted a new online forum for Internet users to ask the administration policy questions in conjunction with the unveiling of America Online's new "Government Guide." Every week, America Online subscribers are invited to submit questions they want to ask the White House, and AOL will...

Gore: Eliminate regs that restrict e-commerce

November 30, 1999 The day before Democrat presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore heads to New Hampshire to talk about the high-tech economy, his office unveiled a new working group to study ways to eliminate regulations that are acting as obstacles to further e-commerce growth. Under the initiative, the group will solicit comment...

Clinton says Y2K bug won't plague agencies

November 11, 1999 President Clinton for the first time personally assured the United States that there would be no major national computer breakdowns when the clock turns to the Year 2000. Clinton's statement followed the administration's release of the fourth and final quarterly report on the progress that government and companies have made...

White House finds funding for security network

October 6, 1999 The House Appropriations Committee may have eliminated funding for the Clinton Administration's proposed federal intrusion detection surveillance system (FIDNet), but the White House found another vehicle for funding through a $611 million mid-year fiscal 2000 budget amendment. On Sept. 21, the White House's Office of Management and Budget sent up...

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