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Security flaws found in systems that track recovery-related spending at Transportation

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November 1, 2010
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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“Transportation Department websites that post stimulus spending results could be vulnerable to hackers looking to attack visitors’ computers and manipulate data, according to the department’s inspector general.

In December 2009, the IG’s office began examining safeguards for the systems that track the $48 billion Congress authorized Transportation to spend on projects that create jobs, such as high-speed rail and road widening. The Recovery Act requires agencies to update the public on stimulus spending via Recovery.gov, but most agencies also maintain in-house websites for financial management and more granular reporting. The IG published its findings on Transportation’s sites in a report released on Monday.”

(Security flaws found in systems that track recovery-related spending at Transportation – Nextgov)

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