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May 18, 2000 Report from the House intelligence committee
NSA computers said to be outdated High-tech equipment on the ground also got low marks from the committee.
"The January 'crash' of National Security Agency computers was not the result of a terrorist attack or hacker gamesmanship," the report said. Rather it was due to NSA's "lack of resources" and "mismanagement" of outdated technology. It also stated: "This should have come as a surprise to no one".
CIA spokesman Bill Harlow said: "We have been aggressively addressing some of these issues for quite some time and are proud of the progress and achievements made over the past several years in strengthening the human intelligence collection, all-source analysis and a wide variety of intelligence community programs."
Clinton Administration officials said that next year's budget for the CIA and other agencies contains billions more dollars than last year. The exact number is secret, although independent analysts put the total for next year at around $30 billion dollars.
Aides also noted that the president added a little extra money to that budget only one day ago.
-- Martin Thompson (email@example.com), May 18, 2000
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