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* More on e-voting here in the DC area.
Lawmakers Pushing for Paper Trail As Backup [WP, 10.26, 2006]
A computer glitch that alters the names of some candidates on electronic ballots in three Virginia cities helps prove the need to create a paper record of each vote cast, two state lawmakers said yesterday.


* TSA to start over with two anti-terrorism ID programs [NewsDay, 10.25.2006]
The TSA has sent two anti-terrorism identification programs back to the drawing board and a third is being farmed out to private companies. The programs were supposed to check airline passenger names against watch lists and provide special identification cards to transportation workers. TSA chief Kip Hawley says the Transportation Worker Identity Credential, Secure Flight and Registered Traveler are back on track.

* FBI agents in Northern Virginia have new digs [WJLA]

* IRS help for complex issues can be hard to get, the Treasury IG finds, USA Today reports.

* Cyberspace playing big part in US elections [AFP via Yahoo News]
Video websites and blogs have grown into a major force in the US election campaign, providing an unbridled and widely read counterpoint to the traditional media.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Oct 26, 2006 at 12:15 PM


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