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Federal Group Formed To Boost Poor Security

Agencies and departments receive a D+ grade average for IT security. The consistent failure of many federal agencies to secure their IT systems has prompted government officials to create a new organization, which will be funded by the private sector, to help chief information security officers improve cybersecurity. The formation of the CISO Exchange was disclosed last week by the federal CIO Council and the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, Tom Davis, R-Va., who also released a computer-security scorecard for two dozen federal departments and agencies. It wasn’t a report card to be proud of: The average grade for 2004 was a D+, and seven departments received a grade of F. Only seven departments got grades of B or higher. The best performers were the U.S. Agency for International Development, with an A+, and the Transportation Department, with an A-. Full Story

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