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Testimony obtained by FederalNewsRadio says IT security measurements focus too much on compliance and not on risk. GAO surveyed 24 agencies and found few have moved beyond just fulfilling FISMA requirements.
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State working to bring 21st century democracy and the tools to go with it to Iraq.
The CIA says it had nothing to do with it. A remote-controlled bomb killed a Tehran University scientist on Tuesday in an attack Iran blamed on the United States. Iranian officials and state media described slain professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi as a nuclear scientist, but a spokesman said he did not work for the Atomic Energy Organisation. Iran's cabinet in a statement blamed agents of the United States for the killing of Ali-Mohammadi. A State Department official in Washington said charges of U.S. involvement were absurd.
The current USDA Undersecretary is the White House choice to take over as head of the development agency.
Romania's defense department has approved a U.S. plan to deploy interceptor missiles there as part of a missile shield to protect Europe. A State Department spokesman said the facilities were due to become operational by 2015 and were aimed at defending against "current and emerging ballistic missile threats from Iran."The announcement is part of the revamped U.S. missile defense approach to take the place of a scuttled plan for a radar site and interceptor rockets in the Czech Republic and Poland.