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Congressional Oversight Office at NSA Sits Empty

The Government Accountability Office - Congress's investigative arm - has an office at the super-secretive National Security Agency's headquarters, but it keeps no staff there because lawmakers have not made enough oversight requests, the agency's head told Congress last week. Keep Reading

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Lawmakers Voice Concerns Over Cybersecurity Plan

Members of the House of Representatives sought details on Thursday of a $30 billion plan to secure federal government systems and upgrade network defenses to ward off attacks from foreign nations and online criminals.
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Wiretap Compromise in Works

House and Senate Democratic leaders are headed into talks today that they say could lead to a breakthrough on legislation to revamp domestic surveillance powers and grant phone companies some form of immunity for their role in the administration's warrantless wiretapping program after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Collins Urges REAL ID Act Extension

In a letter Friday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged Gov. John Baldacci to request an extension for the state's complying with the federal REAL ID Act, which establishes national standards for state-issued driver's licenses.
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Deal Close on Wiretap Law, a Top Democrat Tells CNN

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee hinted Sunday that a battle over an expired eavesdropping law might be moving toward a conclusion that gave phone companies the retroactive legal protections long sought by President Bush.

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House Lawmakers Question Privacy in Cyber-Security Plan

House lawmakers yesterday raised concerns about the privacy implications of a Bush administration effort to secure federal computer networks from hackers and foreign adversaries, as new details emerged about the largely classified program.

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Use of Google for Data Triggers Fears

"It's called "Google hacking" - a slick data-mining technique used by the Internet's cops and crooks alike to unearth sensitive material mistakenly posted to public Web sites," reports AP's technology writer. Keep Reading

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GOP Uses Surveillance Bill to Bash Democrats

Republicans are convinced that highlighting their counterterrorism policies will be a political winner in this presidential election year, and they have focused this week on Democratic opposition to their version of a new surveillance bill as a way to paint Democrats as soft on national security, according to GOP lawmakers and their aides.

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