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Patrick Smith

Agency webmasters aid in recovery

E-government wasn't a major focus as the government got back to work after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, but federal agencies did use the Web for a variety of purposes.

Cybersecurity

IT group delays security report

Members of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee are happy with the government's progress on IT research, but the committee last month postponed a briefing on security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

House plans to beef up its network backbone

The federal surplus may be shrinking, but members of Congress will soon have an abundance of bandwidth over which to argue about it.

GAO audit pokes holes in Commerce's security

Computer networks throughout the Commerce Department are rife with 'significant and pervasive weaknesses,' the General Accounting Office's director of information security told a House subcommittee this month.