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The US government is to shut thousands of points from which outsiders can access federal computer networks to about 50, Homeland security chief Michael Chertoff revealed today (Tuesday). In a keynote at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Chertoff outlined the government's plans to protect itself from cyber attack. he even …


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  1. E

    " are seeing the tip of the iceberg here"

    Odd, the Bush administration is normally much more open about it's pork barrels.

  2. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects

    Odd? A chimpanzee is in charge of global security?

    I bet General Groves' body has turned critical after nearly 10 years as a cyclone.

    Probably vapourised.

    How come we don't have a tit icon?

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    $7.2 billion no?

    "Increasing funding for IT security through the President’s FY 2009 Budget Request of $7.2 billion for these efforts, an increase of $600 million over the $6.6 billion dedicated to this area in FY 2008 across the Federal Government."

    i.e. $20 per man woman and child per year on top of their debt.... about $1000 a decade per family.

    Is that more or less than the Federal taxes paid by Microsoft in 2007? Let me guess... it's more isn't it? Say 1 million PCs in Federal government, that's erm $7000 per PC to secure them. Oik. Oik.

    Remember folks, the $ is only worth what you believe it's worth because there's no trade surplus backing it up, and all their resource reserves are less than their consumption.

    As long as Bush/Cheney continue to run a deficit and 'borrow' from the Federal bank (basically print money against a phoney 'loan' to a 'bank' that will never foreclose no matter that they never make repayments), that $ is just worthless paper.

  4. TranceMist
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    Blah, Blah, Blah

    Typical administration or legislation without funding.

    Another mess.

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