<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> government]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/government Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:39:14 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area]]> http://gazette.com/archaeologists-call-on-feds-to-protect-chaco-canyon-area/article/1554758?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/archaeologists-call-on-feds-to-protect-chaco-canyon-area/article/1554758?custom_click=rss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tucked away among northwestern New Mexico's sandstone cliffs and buttes are the remnants of an ancient civilization whose monumental architecture and cultural influences have been a source of mystery for years.

Scholars and curious visitors have spent more than a century trying to unravel those mysteries and more work needs to be done.

That's why nearly 30 top archaeologists from universities and organizations around the nation called on the U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday to protect the area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park from oil and gas development.



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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tucked away among northwestern New Mexico's sandstone cliffs and buttes are the remnants of an ancient civilization whose monumental architecture and cultural influences have been a source of mystery for years.

Scholars and curious visitors have spent more than a century trying to unravel those mysteries and more work needs to be done.

That's why nearly 30 top archaeologists from universities and organizations around the nation called on the U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday to protect the area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park from oil and gas development.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:37:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies]]> http://gazette.com/federal-agencies-are-wide-open-to-hackers-cyberspies/article/1554336?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/federal-agencies-are-wide-open-to-hackers-cyberspies/article/1554336?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments.

The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging from nuclear blueprints to the tax returns of hundreds of millions of Americans, has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, records show.

In the latest example, the Office of Personnel Management is under fire for allowing its databases to be plundered by suspected Chinese cyberspies in what is being called one of the worst breaches in U.S. history. OPM repeatedly neglected to implement basic cybersecurity protections, its internal watchdog told Congress.



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WASHINGTON — Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments.

The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging from nuclear blueprints to the tax returns of hundreds of millions of Americans, has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, records show.

In the latest example, the Office of Personnel Management is under fire for allowing its databases to be plundered by suspected Chinese cyberspies in what is being called one of the worst breaches in U.S. history. OPM repeatedly neglected to implement basic cybersecurity protections, its internal watchdog told Congress.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:59:08 -0600