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Resolution declares computer security a top priority

March 17, 2000 Rep. Jim Saxton, R-N.J., has introduced a measure that declares cyberterrorism an emerging threat to U.S. national security and calls on federal policymakers to develop a national strategy aimed at ensuring the government and industry work together to address the issue. The non-binding resolution also calls for revisions to the ...

Clinton tells agencies to protect Internet sites

March 6, 2000 As President Clinton on Friday outlined his agenda for maintaining the United States' leadership in the new technology-based economy, he ordered federal agencies to set an example for the private sector by taking new steps to guard U.S. government systems against cyberattacks. Clinton issued a memorandum calling on agency heads ...

Cyber security experts ask feds to step back

February 24, 2000 While urging government officials to allow industry to take the lead in responding to the threats posed by cyber terrorists and hackers, cyber security experts said Wednesday that government can help industry by changing current laws to make it easier for business interests to share information. "I urge Congress to ...

Senators call for larger DoD role in cyber-security

February 2, 2000 In Congress's first examination of the Clinton administration's cyberterrorism plan, a Senate subcommittee cautioned Tuesday that the Defense Department and other national security agencies are not given a big enough role under the White House's proposal. During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Technology and Terrorism Subcommittee, Sens. Jon ...

Clinton calls for science and technology budget boost

January 24, 2000 President Clinton Friday outlined an aggressive proposal to boost funding for science and technology across a variety of areas including big increases for information technology and a new nanotechnology proposal. Clinton outlined several new initiatives in a speech at the California Institute of Technology, though he also focused on current ...

Report: Y2K bug will have only mild impact

December 14, 1999 Numerous organizations around the world will experience problems from the Y2K computer bug, but the computer errors are likely to have only a moderate impact, according to a final report released Monday by the International Y2K Cooperation Center. "The combinations of a great deal of dedicated effort, the limited use ...

CIA gets deluge of new business proposals

December 9, 1999 A CIA official involved in the agency's new venture capital firm said Wednesday that there has been "crushing" interest in the company's efforts to harness innovations aimed at addressing the spy organization's technology needs. Since the CIA's venture capital firm, In-Q-It, was launched in April, it has received more than ...

House panel blasts proposed procurement regulations

November 12, 1999 The top leaders of the House Small Business Committee are urging the Clinton administration to fix proposed changes to federal procurement rules, saying the draft could unfairly exclude many businesses from contracting with the federal government. Committee Chairman James Talent, R-Mo., and Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., the panel's ranking member, ...

Lawmakers blast proposed contracting regulation

October 22, 1999 Proposed changes to federal procurement rules opposed by many private sector companies drew fire from lawmakers from both parties Thursday, who said the changes would introduce additional confusion and subjectivity into the federal contracting process. The changes, which are open for public comment until Nov. 8, would amend the Federal ...

An unlikely venture capitalist: the Central Intelligence Agency

October 15, 1999 A decade after the end of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency faces challenges that are no longer as easy to identify or target as combating the spread of Communism. Today, the nation's spy headquarters faces a growing and diverse array of new adversaries-and coping with the benefits and ...