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A new computer security law.

A new computer security law

President Reagan earlier this month signed into law the Computer Security Act of 1987, which directs federal agencies to improve their computer security practices. The law requires the National Bureau of Standards to develop standards and guidelines for all government computer and telecommunications systems except those classified for national security reasons. It also blunts the effect of National Security Decision Directive-145, which allowed the Department of Defense to play a role in safeguarding nonclassified data in government and private data bases (SN: 5/16/87, p.314).
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Title Annotation:Computer Security Act of 1987
Publication:Science News
Date:Jan 30, 1988
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