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Despite trillions in spending, the federal government continues to fail at much of its core mission. CQ Homeland Security reports on the Department of Homeland Security's insecure computer networks:
the federal agency charged with guarding the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cyber infrastructure has again received a failing grade for monitoring its own computer systems. DHS received an Ã¢â‚¬Å“FÃ¢â‚¬Â on the annual Federal Computer Security Report Card released yesterday by the House Government Reform Committee Ã¢â‚¬â€ the third consecutive year it has flunked. The report card is produced in conjunction with the Government Accountability Office and based on reports submitted by agencies on their compliance with various information security requirements in the Federal Information Security Management Act. DHS neednÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel too embarrassed, however. The government-wide grade was a Ã¢â‚¬Å“D+Ã¢â‚¬Â, as it was last year.