us: Congress Grills White House Cybercrats

Since hackers penetrated Pentagon servers last June, pilfering untold amounts of sensitive data, the Bush administration has pledged billions to plug the holes in government cyber-security. But in testimony before a congressional committee on Thursday, administration officials said little that eased concerns about the effectiveness, the cost or the intrusiveness of the monitoring program they are building.”The fact that you don’t have the threat information and are working on projects that will take years to complete is absolutely shocking. It’s not timely. I’m not getting any sense of urgency. I don’t think much of it will work,” said Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., speaking to representatives of the Department of Homeland Security and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

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