Jim Flowers' Radio Weblog

  Thursday, July 21, 2005

House to Take Up Patriot Act Extension. On Thursday, the Bush administration will push to solidify support for the law and Democrats will seek to impose new restrictions. By ERIC LICHTBLAU and SCOTT SHANE. [NYT > Washington]
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4:57:22 AM    

  Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Kevin notes discussion at a SERIS meeting last night regarding security.  We tried preaching behavioral modification back in 1999 in the executive branche (Georgia)... Agency heads and HR directors just looked at us and said "That's nice, where's the money for training?".

Security audits on state systems always show that it is easy to penetrate the state networks via individual users (no passwords, stolen passwords, open modems).  The Internet was and is a small part of the security threat (note ChoicePoint, Lexis, et al). 

As the old oil change commerical used to say "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later."

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10:14:32 AM    

  Thursday, April 07, 2005

Patriot Act Gets a Hearing. Congress holds hearings to determine if provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire this year should be renewed. In the process, Congress takes federal agencies to task for thwarting congressional oversight. By Kim Zetter. [Wired News]
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7:12:17 AM    

  Sunday, October 10, 2004

House OK's GOP antiterrorism bill. WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders yesterday easily pushed through sweeping new law enforcement powers as part of a Sept. 11 antiterrorism package, but the House now must negotiate a truce with the Senate on those measures to get President Bush's signature before the elections. [Boston Globe -- National News]
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10:56:07 AM    

  Monday, January 26, 2004

Part of Patriot Act Ruled Unconstitutional. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a portion of the USA Patriot Act that bars giving expert advice or assistance to groups designated foreign terrorist organizations. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]
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7:20:37 PM    

  Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Bush wants Patriot Act renewed. President Bush calls for the renewal of the USA Patriot Act, the controversial law that has expanded Internet surveillance powers for police and partially expires next year. [CNET News.com - Front Door]
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4:56:47 AM    

  Tuesday, November 18, 2003

IT leaders question US cybersecurity mandates. WASHINGTON - U.S. companies need to work together to improve their cybersecurity before a major cyberattack prompts the U.S. Congress to pass hasty legislation, the chairman of a cybersecurity-focused House subcommittee told IT industry leaders Tuesday. [InfoWorld: Top News]
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10:18:20 PM