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House Bill Would Eliminate Pornography from Federal Computers

On July 7, the House approved, 241-181, H.R. 4361, the Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), cleared the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 31. The committee approved similar legislation, H.R. 901, in March 2015 (see The Source, 3/27/15).

Among other provisions, the bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidelines that prohibit access to pornographic or other explicit web sites from federal agency computers. The legislation would exempt federal computers being used for investigative purposes that require accessing such sites.

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