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by CSO Staff

Experts Question Value of Homeland Security, and more news

Oct 22, 20032 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Experts Question Value of Homeland Security

Fox News reports that six months into its operations, analysts are still debating whether a Department of Homeland Security is necessary and if the agency is doing what it was created to do. The story reports that critics agree that it is too early to tell whether DHS is doing a better job of achieving domestic security goals than could have the 22 separate agencies folded into the new department.

More IT To Overseas Once Security Issues ResolvedComputerWorld. The story reports that while offshore development has traditionally focused on application development and maintenance, IT shops will take more of their core operations offshore if management of security, privacy and other risks can be adequately addressed.

Some of the largest financial services firms in the country are banding together to develop a set of best practices for moving their real-time IT processes offshore, according to an article in

Rumsfeld Says We Can’t Measure Success in War on TerrorWashington Post reports that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in a memo to Pentagon officials that “we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror.” The Post reports that Rumsfled wrote that the United States “has made reasonable progress in capturing or killing the top 55 Iraqis” but has made “somewhat slower progress” tracking down top Taliban leaders who sheltered al-Qaida in Afghanistan.