The tech side of homeland defense

roundup Computer security is becoming increasingly critical to President Bush's proposal for a Department of Homeland Security. Meanwhile, the administration says it's open to the idea of a chief privacy officer for the agency.

CNET News staff
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Computer security is becoming an increasingly critical part of President Bush's proposal for a Department of Homeland Security, as politicians fret about tech-savvy terrorists--and insist that any new agency must shield the United States from electronic attacks. Meanwhile, the administration says that it's open to the idea of a chief privacy officer for the agency.

Homeland defense focus shifts to tech
As Capitol Hill scrutinizes the president's proposal, politicians worry about tech-savvy terrorists and insist any new agency must protect against electronic attacks.
July 10, 2002 
Bush security plan may get privacy nod
A House panel is scheduled to vote this week on whether to factor a chief privacy officer into the president's proposed Department of Homeland Security.
July 10, 2002 
FBI picks a new CIO
The agency appoints a new chief information officer as it continues work on a reorganization plan that includes an overhaul of its computer systems.
July 10, 2002 

previous coverage
Tech companies: Do as Bond would do
The head of a government-based venture capital firm pleads to the information technology industry: Be like James Bond.
June 27, 2002 
IT pros: U.S. government at cyber risk
Information technology professionals think a major attack on U.S. government computer systems is coming and that the government is not adequately prepared for it, according to a survey.
June 25, 2002 
FBI digs deeper into the Web
The digital trails people leave behind can provide stunning insight into their beliefs and habits. Now federal agents are hoping to capture and corral more such data, from a much wider swath of the populace, in the name of fighting terrorism.
June 6, 2002