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OMB Reports on Computer Security
Based on a new OMB report, different areas of government are in different stages of compliance with a regulation that mandates tight computer security. The act, FISMA, is rather detailed or simple to comply with. Agencies overwhelmed by other tasks, such as the DoD focusing on war in Iraq, are rather far behind in the endeavor. The quantity of new legislation has imposed a huge problem.
Andrew Tull of BioPassword said, "Over the last five years, Congress has put in place so many stringent requirements for protecting business and customer data that companies are struggling to keep up."
"The task is brutally difficult, at best," said Yvonne Donaldson of BindView.