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After Y2K, hacking will be next big issue

April 1, 1999 Federal officials said Wednesday that computer security will be the next big challenge facing the federal government after it gets past the Y2K problem. "It's very clear that computer security will be fast on the heels once we get past the millennium," said Comptroller General of the United States David...

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Freeh seeks funds to fight cybercrime

March 18, 1999 FBI Director Louis Freeh said Wednesday that law enforcement officials have uncovered just the "tip of the iceberg" of computer-related crimes, and must acquire more sophisticated tools and personnel to deal with crime in the 21st century. "We deal with people sitting in Russia who use laptop computers to break...

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Key lawmaker wants more for cyberterror

February 12, 1999 A key House lawmaker criticized the White House Thursday for not devoting enough money and focus to technology research in combating cyberterrorism. Rep. Connie Morella R-Md., chair of the House Science Committee technology panel, said she is concerned that the Commerce Department's Technology Administration is not playing a large enough...

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White House concerned about e-government bill

February 11, 1999 The White House has strong concerns about legislation passed by the House that would require federal agencies to allow businesses, individuals and others to file information requested by the federal government electronically. The House passed the legislation, H.R. 439, late Tuesday afternoon 413-0. It is similar to measures passed by...

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House panel approves electronic government bill

February 4, 1999 The House Small Business Committee approved legislation Wednesday to require federal agencies to allow businesses, individuals or others to file information requested by the U.S. government electronically instead of using paper when possible. H.R. 439, which the panel approved unanimously by voice vote, builds on legislation included in the massive...