Federal Government Secure Channel boondoggle finally being made visible

An article by Kathryn May of The Ottawa Citizen exposes the "Secure Channel" boondoggle. This is the same project that was mentioned in the 2003 Auditor Generals' report (Chapter 1—Information Technology: Government On-Line, The Secure Channel project ), but this chapter was overshadowed by the problems in the sponsorship program.

One of the frustrating things is that this program requires that citizens give up security on their own computers in order to (only theoretically) grant the Government more security.

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