White House may make NSA the 'traffic cop' over U.S. computer networks

Tuesday, 15 February 2005, 1:02 PM EST

The Bush administration is considering making the National Security Agency -- famous for eavesdropping and code breaking -- its "traffic cop" for ambitious plans to share homeland security information across government computer networks, a senior NSA official says.

Such a decision would expand NSA's responsibility to help defend the complex network of data pipelines carrying warnings and other sensitive information. It would also require significantly more money for the ultra-secret spy agency.

By Ted Bridis at SecurityFocus.

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