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Homeland Security Flunks Security; DOD Eager to Use Next Generation Internet; Man With Explosives Arrested at Embassy in Beirut

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Dec 10, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Homeland Security Flunks Security

ComputerWorld reports that for the fourth year in a row, most federal agencies have received low grades for failing to protect their computer networks from hackers and other cyberterrorists, according to a computer security report card issued today by the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology. The story reports that the Department of Homeland Security was one of eight agencies that received a grade of F for its network security efforts.DOD Eager to Use Next Generation InternetFederal Computer Week reports that the Department of Defense is counting on the next generation of Internet standards to help them reach its goal of network centricity. The story reports that the DOD announced in June that it will convert all of its systems, networks and applications to IP version 6 (IPv6) by 2008.Man With Explosives Arrested at Embassy in BeirutLebanese soldiers arrested a man carrying a bag full of explosives as he tried to enter the U.S. embassy in a Beirut suburb Wednesday, according to a report from Reuters. The story reports that a U.S. embassy source said the man apparently wanted to leave the explosives at the embassy and walk away.