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OMB List Agencies To Provide Information Security Requirements
The Office of Management and Budget has named four agencies to provide services to certify and accredit computer systems to assist agencies across government to fulfill federal information security requirements. As shared service centers, the agencies would aim to conduct certification and accreditation (C&A) activities more effectively than agencies currently do themselves because they will deliver the services across multiple agencies using best practices under the Information Systems Security Line of Business, said Karen Evans, OMBís administrator for e-government and information technology, in a briefing with reporters. The Federal Information Security Management Act requires agencies to certify and accredit that their computer systems are secure or that they are managing risk.

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