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Agencies Make Security Improvements

The government has made “substantial” progress in information security since last year, but the same measurements that identify improvement also highlight that there is a long way to go, testified Mark Forman, associate director for information technology and e-government at the Office of Management and Budget, at a House hearing April 8. The final report to Congress under the Government Information Security Reform Act (GISRA) of 2000 is in its final draft and will soon be released. It includes the second year of performance metrics in many security areas, and the improvement in those areas is significant, Forman told the House Government Reform Committee’s Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census Subcommittee. Full Story

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