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Budget plans differ for transportation, border security

August 14, 2003 The House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill to fund the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2004 would provide large sums for transportation- and border-security technologies but would make significant cuts in certain areas as well. The Senate passed its version of the bill, H.R. 2555, on a 93-1 vote...

Defense Department seeks ways to boost tech transition

August 6, 2003 Navy officials on Wednesday highlighted the need to better transition technologies from research to commercial products and discussed ways to get there. The goal of government and industry is to avoid having good technologies fall into the "valley of death," said Tim Harp, an official at the Office of the...

Lawmaker predicts defeat for 'Buy American' language

August 6, 2003 A provision that would limit Defense Department procurement to U.S. companies will be defeated during House-Senate negotiations over the Defense appropriations bill for fiscal 2004, a House lawmaker said on Wednesday. "We're not going to stop our cooperation with our allies," Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., told an audience of government...

Defense seeks right mix for telecommunications in Iraq

August 4, 2003 Defense Department officials on Friday outlined plans for reconstruction of Iraq's telecommunications infrastructure with the goal of introducing competition into the market there. The plan includes the construction of a cellular telephone system to be in operation by late this year. Linton Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for...

Proposal would link agencies' funding to privacy protections

July 29, 2003 Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Tuesday introduced a bill that would make federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies' funding contingent upon reporting to Congress how they use citizens' private information. The measure also would prevent the use of that information for hypothetical counter-terrorist searches of commercial databases. "I believe so strongly...

Defense Department lacks data on cyberterror threat

July 24, 2003 More research is needed on how to protect the Defense Department's communications systems from cyberterrorism, the department's top information security official said on Thursday. "One gap that needs to be filled immediately is the need to do more research in this area," Robert Lentz, director of information assurance at Defense,...

Lawmakers air concerns about terrorism intelligence office

July 22, 2003 Members of two House committees on Tuesday posed questions about accountability issues at the government's new joint counter-terrorism intelligence analysis office, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC). "At this very moment, terrorists could be plotting another terrorist attack on America," said Homeland Security Committee ranking Democrat Jim Turner of Texas....

Feds urged to probe terrorist piracy rackets

July 17, 2003 Top executives from several large anti-counterfeiting organizations and companies that own intellectual property rights on Wednesday called for the federal government to bolster efforts to stop terrorists' use of piracy and counterfeiting to fund their activities. "Organized, violent, international criminal groups are getting rich from the high-gain, low-risk business of...

Ridge unveils programs for protecting financial systems

July 8, 2003 Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on Tuesday announced several programs designed to protect the U.S. financial system against criminal exploitation. In a speech at the Federal Reserve Board in New York, Ridge highlighted the creation of a new initiative to investigate financial crimes and the expansion of a program of...

Bill would cut Defense IT funds

July 7, 2003 The Defense Department appropriations bill for fiscal 2004 that is expected to head to the House floor on Tuesday would cut millions of dollars from information technology programs but partially salvage a beleaguered manufacturing assistance program popular on Capitol Hill. The House Defense appropriations bill would provide approximately $27.58 billion...

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