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DOI to go ahead with wireless despite IG report


The Interior Department plans to implement a wireless network despite a warning from the Inspector General of security vulnerabilities.

In a December report made public last week, the IG said hackers could easily gain access to the department through a wireless connection. A test found that the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to secure their networks.

Despite the risks, Interior says it can save money by creating a department-wide wireless service. A solicitation is being prepared.

Get the Story:
Interior to use wireless despite Internet court battle (Federal Computer Week 5/23)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm
Trust Reform, NCAI - http://www.ncai.org/main/pages/
issues/other_issues/trust_reform.asp

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