Headlines from around the Web for Monday, Nov. 19
Compiled by Melanie Bender
The Houston Chronicle
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has identified $3 million in federal funding to restore a short-lived but highly publicized "virtual border watch" program that allows Internet users to access video feeds from cameras set up along the border.
In what's become a fairly familiar routine for them of late, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating a potential data breach -- the theft of three computers containing personal data on potentially 12,000 individuals.
The Indianapolis Star
In the first national study of its kind, the school's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy has received a $3.1 million contract from the federal government to o conduct the definitive study of how teachers should use technology in their classrooms.
The goal of H.R. 3916 is to improve long-term planning for research and development at the Department of Homeland Security, especially in the area of border and maritime security technology. The bill also authorizes specific border security technology programs.
Federal Computer Week
Despite some progress, many major information technology projects at the Justice Department remain at risk in terms of cost, schedule and performance, according to the inspector generalâ€™s annual review of the departmentâ€™s management and performance challenges.
Government Computer News
A recent series of intrusions into the Earth Observing Systemâ€™s networks â€œcost NASA $1.5 million for incident mitigation and cleanup costs alone,â€ said the agencyâ€™s inspector general, Robert Cobb, in a memo issued Nov. 13.
The Nashua Telegraph
Dubbed 2-1-1, not to be confused with the police emergency number, 9-1-1, the service was launched last week as a pilot program in three counties. The free hotline allows a user to access human services assistance by dialing the three-number code.
Asbury Park Press
In another move by state lawmakers to try to boost Internet safety, online dating sites would have to notify New Jersey residents whether they do criminal background checks under a proposal set to be considered this week. The bill is opposed by Internet companies such as Yahoo!, AOL, eHarmony and Match.com.