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OMB: Agencies are halfway to securing IT systems

The Office of Management and Budget is expecting a little more than 50 percent of all IT systems to be accredited and certified as secure when it releases its annual report to Congress in early summer, an administration official said. Kamela White, an OMB senior policy analyst, said the patterns and trends are going in the right direction from what she has seen so far from agency and inspectors general reports that make up the administration’s statement to the Hill. Agencies fell short of OMB’s deadline of certifying and accrediting 80 percent of all IT systems by December 2003. But the increase to just over half is a marked improvement from the 30 percent of all systems agencies certified last year, White said. White would not offer further information about the security report because it has not been finalized. Full Story

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