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Peer-to-peer Security Sought

The House committee on Government Reform last week approved a bill--the Government Network Security Act of 2003--that requires federal agencies to develop plans to protect the security of government computers from the risks posed by peer-to-peer file sharing. If enacted, federal agencies will have six months to implement these plans. The bill applies to the executive branch; Congress already has implemented strategies to mitigate risks regarding peer-to-peer file sharing.

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