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Bush Order Expands Network Monitoring – Intelligence Agencies to Track Intrusions

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January 26, 2008
Intelligence
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“President Bush signed a directive this month that expands the intelligence community’s role in monitoring Internet traffic to protect against a rising number of attacks on federal agencies’ computer systems.

The directive, whose content is classified, authorizes the intelligence agencies, in particular the National Security Agency, to monitor the computer networks of all federal agencies — including ones they have not previously monitored.” (Washington Post)