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Source: WashingtPost - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government The Clinton administration is hoping last-minute lobbying heroics can save its ambitious $138.4 million cyber-security program before Congress adjourns soon, having watched committee after committee in both chambers fail to fund a dozen key initiatives. President Clinton unveiled the program with . . . The Clinton administration is hoping last-minute lobbying heroics can save its ambitious $138.4 million cyber-security program before Congress adjourns soon, having watched committee after committee in both chambers fail to fund a dozen key initiatives. President Clinton unveiled the program with fanfare in January, proposing the creation of a national scholarship program to build a "cyber corps" of computer security experts to defend federal government computer networks against hackers and full-fledged cyber-attacks "so that America can be more secure."

The GAO quoted the National Security Agency as warning that "potential adversaries are developing a body of knowledge about U.S. systems and how to attack them." Clark did not disagree with Horn's

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