Re: And the idiots in Congress responses have been...
My head hurts with this.... so I'll ask back:
1) Rather than increase surveillance of their population, would it not be better for Congress to insist that the government systems be patched and have what we civilians would call "normal" security systems in place? They failed their own audit.
2) To what purpose would increasing the surveillance of the populace do to prevent the government systems from being broken into?
Senator Burr's recommendation was exactly that. Ignore the problem and step up domestic snooping.