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Navy unveils IT work force plan

After a yearlong study designed to resolve the growing shortage of information technology personnel, the Navy has issued a draft fiveyear plan that officials say will help the service attract and retain highly skilled knowledge workers.

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What helps, hampers the infosec profession?

According to a report by professor Corey Schou, chairman of the National Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education, efforts to address the shortage of skilled information workers have been hampered by:

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Infosec education needs revamping, professor warns

One of the nation's top educators in information systems and security calls for a revolutionary change in the way the government, academia and industry cooperate

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Who wants to be a spy?

The CIA has broadened its recruitment efforts and is fishing for resumes on the Internet for its next generation of spies.

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All Palms on deck

The Navy last month installed 32 infrared wireless communications ports and deployed 115 handheld computers aboard one of the most technologically advanced warships in its fleet as part of a pilot project that is changing the way sailors communicate at sea.

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Navy handheld pilot program

Capabilities: Sending and receiving e-mail, coordinating daily and weekly schedules, and consolidating and coordinating checklists and databases.

Key laws for federal cyberdefenders

Key laws for federal cyberdefenders

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Intercepts

Intercepts

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Iraq foils high-tech weapons inspections

Iraq has dismantled an automated video surveillance monitoring system installed by the United Nations at several weapons facilities, the CIA reports

Web stakeout

As unlikely as it may sound, lawyers and computer security experts agree on one thing: When it comes to determining what's legal and what's not on the information superhighway, there are more questions than answers.

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Software upgrade key to NMD future

The Pentagon plans to upgrade software in a key flight control system that officials believe was responsible for the failure of a national missile defense system test

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CIA puts want ad for spies on Web

The CIA has shifted its recruitment program for clandestine operatives a.k.a. spies to the World Wide Web

High-tech security covers GOP convention

When Texas Gov. George W. Bush received the Republican Party's nomination last week for president of the United States, he did so under a protective umbrella of five hightech command centers designed to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

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'Son of Windows' to control carrier

The Navy's nextgeneration aircraft carrier the symbol of American military might around the world will rely on a futuristic version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system and other commercial technologies for command and control.

Taking on telecom security

A presidential advisory committee on telecommunications security has established a task force to ensure that the next administration is up to speed on issues that concern the security of critical U.S. networks.

In command

The five command centers established under the FEMA Federal Response Plan for the Republican National Convention:

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Intercepts

Just when I was starting to miss the good old days of listening to former Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre tell anybody who would listen that the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense is 'at war' every day of the week, along comes Rear Adm. H. Winsor Whiton

Avoiding 'digital Exxon Valdez'

The new Information Sharing for Critical Infrastructure Protection Task Force will try to facilitate information sharing between the private sector and the government

Telecom experts gear up for new administration

A presidential advisory committee has established a task force to help bring the next administration up to speed on critical infrastructure protection issues

Fighting online leaks

When a classified CIA overview of the U.S. intelligence community appeared on the Internet this month, it raised serious questions in national security circles about how the Digital Age has popped the top off classified information.

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