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Pentagon scrutinizes handheld security  31 July 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Defense Department is conducting a top-down review of security concerning the use of personal electronic devices, including palmtop computers, certain pagers, cell phones and laptop computers. The review is part of a larger DOD effort to institute tougher security measures . . .
 
Join the Navy, hack the world  30 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
This year's 'Meet the Fed' session at Defcon in Las Vegas became something of a government recruiting opportunity as US Assistant Defence Secretary for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Arthur Money appealed to an audience composed largely of ubergeeks, h4x0rz and . . .
 
U.S. Wants More Cybercrime Laws  27 July 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Chris Parker   
More than 100 countries do not have the laws to deal with computer-related crime, undercutting efforts to battle a growing international threat, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.
 
Carnivore and Open Source Software  25 July 2000 
Source: Crypto.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Matt Blaze talks about the FBIs Carnivore system. "The "Carnivore" system runs on an FBI-owned PC that can be installed at an ISP to collect IP traffic as part of a court-ordered wiretap. Not much detail is publicly known about exactly . . .
 
Secret CIA Papers Posted On Web Site  25 July 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Jen Olson   
A New York-based Web site has reportedly published a secret overview of the US intelligence community prepared by the CIA in 1998 for visiting for Japanese intelligence officials. An Associated Press report said the briefing contained information on the CIA's budgets . . .
 
FBI under gun to release Carnivore code  25 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is under increasing pressure to disclose the secret blueprints for its Carnivore surveillance system so independent technical experts can verify that the software monitors only the Internet communications of criminal suspects.
 
DoD e-commerce efforts fall short of goals  21 July 2000 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Defense Department has made little progress during the past two years in implementing electronic commerce efforts, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Unless steps are taken to fix the shortcomings, the department's efforts to fully integrate an . . .
 
U.S. House passes antispam bill  20 July 2000 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
By a 427-1 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed an antispam bill that would prohibit commercial e-mail messages from being sent to recipients who have asked to be removed from the sender's distribution list. The measure would also . . .
 
White House: Hill slow to fund security  19 July 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The White House Monday called for Congress to "pick up the pace" on funding information security initiatives within government in the fiscal 2001 budget, while putting forward legislation to help law enforcement track and prosecute cybercriminals. . . .
 
Government's secure shopping scheme condemned  19 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A government scheme to increase consumer confidence in buying online launched Tuesday has been overshadowed by stiff criticism from a former partner on the project.. . .
 
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