In the fiscal 2002 report on their information security status and practices, agencies for the first time showed measurable progress on governmentwide security needs and agency-by-agency efforts. Overall, agencies made progress on the significant problem areas identified by the Office of Management and Budget in fiscal 2001, such as a lack of performance measures and the inability to integrate security measures into the capital planning process. However, agencies still have a long way to go, according to the report, dated May 16 and released late last week. For example, the number of systems with an up-to-date security plan rose from 40 percent in fiscal 2001 to 62 percent in fiscal 2002. That is a big jump, but it is still quite a way from the 100 percent requirement. Full Story
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