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GAO documents state of IT security tech

A General Accounting Office study of commercially available IT security products considers 18 types of tools. Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, requested the study for hearings on agency compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. FISMA requires agencies to report annually on progress in implementing IT security programs. Progress to date has been disappointing, Putnam said. GAO’s study (accessible text file) does not mention specific products but evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of 18 technologies in five categories: Full Story

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