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By Allan Holmes November 19, 2007

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Headlines from around the Web for Monday, Nov. 19

Compiled by Melanie Bender


Border Web Cams to Go Online Again

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.


Deja Vu All Over Again at Veterans Administration

ComputerWorld

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.


Indiana University to Conduct National Study of Technology in Schools

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.


Legislation to Provide Next-Generation Border and Maritime Security Technologies

Government Technology

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.


IT One of Justice Department's Most Pressing Problems

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 general’s annual review of the department’s management and performance challenges.


Auditors: One NASA hack cost $1.5M

Government Computer News

A recent series of intrusions into the Earth Observing System’s networks “cost NASA $1.5 million for incident mitigation and cleanup costs alone,” said the agency’s inspector general, Robert Cobb, in a memo issued Nov. 13.


New Hampshire Joins States Offering Social Services Hotline

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.


N.J. Considers Scrutiny Regarding Internet Dating Sites, Background Checks

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.

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