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Is Government security an oxymoron or simply a contradiction in terms?

Those people protecting our data in Homeland security are using passwords like: "password" or simply repeating their user name according to a report released February 4 by the Republican staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

More highlights!

  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission left nuclear plant security details on a shared and completely unprotected drive.
  • The Army Corp of Engineers lost security information regarding protection and weaknesses of our nation's dams.
  • The Emergency Broadcast System was hacked to warn viewers of a Zombie outbreak.
  • According to public reports, the following agencies have lost control of personal and sensitive data (had secrets hacked and stolen):
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • Department of Defense
    • Department of State
    • Department of Labor
    • Department of Energy
    • Department of Commerce
    • NASA
    • The Environmental Protection Agency
    • Office of Personnel Management
    • The Federal Reserve
    • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    • The Food and Drug Administration
    • The U.S. Copyright Office
    • The National Weather Service

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Date: February 2014

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