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House passes bill to help local police fight cyber-crime


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly passed legislation to help local law enforcement officers get the latest computer forensics training, a timely topic after last Friday's cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals, companies and government agencies worldwide.

The vote was 408-3.

The bill authorizes the National Computer Forensics Institute in federal law, cementing its position as a training facility for police and prosecutors who attend classes at no expense to them or their agency.

The United States Secret Service operates the institute in Alabama. Instructors teach cla...

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