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Long-Awaited Industrial Security Bill in Drafted; FBI Has Brand New Headquarters; ISPs Must Reveal Downloaders

Apr 25, 20032 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Long-Awaited Industrial Security Bill in DraftedNew York Times. The Times reports that the draft urges companies to conduct background checks of employees, assess computer security and tighten access to chemicals.

Nineteen months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Congressional Republicans have prepared a long-awaited proposal that requires thousands of chemical sites to assess their vulnerability and their response plans to a terrorist attack, according to a story in today’s

FBI Has Brand New HeadquartersWashington Post. The Post reports that FBI leaders hope that the Quantico facility

which celebrates its grand opening today will carry the bureau’s forensic abilities into the coming century, while riding out the lingering controversy over the quality and reliability of its work.

The FBI’s new $130 million laboratory complex, wrapped in ribbons of glass and topped with stylized smokestacks, looks something like a cruise ship as it rises out of the Northern Virginia countryside, according to the

ISPs Must Reveal DownloadersDigitalMASS. The story reports that the law permits music companies to force Internet providers to turn over the names of suspected music pirates upon subpoena from any U.S. District Court clerk’s office, without a judge’s signature required.

A federal judge rejected a constitutional challenge by Verizon, which is trying to avoid turning over the names of two of its Internet subscribers suspected of illegally offering free music for downloading, according to a story in