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White House wants sensitive info off federal Web sites

From Major Garrett
CNN Washington

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE EN ROUTE TO EL PASO, TEXAS (CNN) -- White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Wednesday ordered federal agencies to scrub their public Web sites of sensitive data potentially useful to terrorists, according to White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.

As first reported by the Washington Times Thursday, Card sent a memorandum to all agencies instructing them to check their Web sites for information that might be useful to terrorist planning attacks.

"This is serious business," Fleischer said. "There is information in a pre-September 11 environment that should be viewed in a different context that it is in a post-September 11 context."

Fleischer said the move is viewed as both a prudent and balanced approach to maintaining the public government resources.

"[This is] so terrorists cannot use our technology against us once again," Fleischer said.



 
 
 
 







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