By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When the Federal Communication Commission's computer systems were breached in Sept. 2011, it decided to take action to improve cybersecurity.
David Robbins, managing director at the Federal Communications Commission, said his agency needs to cut 5 percent of its regular budget, or $17 million, but about 95 percent of the agency's expenditures are fixed costs that are difficult to change on the fly.
The investigation, he said, came at a time when the agency was trying to hurriedly make corrections, and since then improvements have been made.