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Calls for Congressional Inquiry into Laptop Data Theft

By Keith Cowing
November 29, 2012
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JPL workers seek federal probe into stolen NASA laptop, Pasadena Star-News
“Rep. Schiff, who oversees NASA funding through the Appropriations Subcommittee and whose district includes JPL, issued a statement criticizing NASA security. “I will be calling on the agency to report on and accelerate its efforts to maintain data Advertisement security,” he said. “The low-tech theft of a laptop is troubling enough, but it only scratches the surface of potentially greater data vulnerabilities.” A NASA spokesman didn’t return a call for comment Wednesday.”
JPL employees demand probe of NASA’s data security measures
“Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said in a statement she would push the agency to improve data security. “NASA has previously had security breaches of sensitive information,” she said. “It has to stop.”
Losing in Court, and to Laptop Thieves, in a Battle With NASA Over Private Data, NY Times
“In a 2009 report titled “NASA Needs to Remedy Vulnerabilities in Key Networks,” the Government Accountability Office noted that the agency had reported 1,120 security incidents in fiscal 2007 and 2008 alone.”

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