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Tech tops government agenda

Just as Congress pushes forward two key tech bills, a report finds that 24 federal agencies have serious network security weaknesses.

Just as Congress pushes forward legislation dealing with skilled foreign workers and Net content controls, a new report finds that 24 key agencies--including the IRS and the Defense Department--have serious network security weaknesses.

Fed agencies' networks at risk
Network security weaknesses in the 24 largest U.S. government agencies put critical government data at risk, a new report says.

House OKs more work visas
audio | update The House passes legislation increasing the yearly quota of visas for highly skilled foreign workers.

Committee clears content bill
update The House Commerce Committee passes a Net content control bill that would penalize sites for giving minors access to "harmful material."