OMB Requires Agencies to Implement Continuous Monitoring by End FY ’12

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OMB, using a budget process, has directed that agencies “implement software to continuously monitor the security of their networks by the end of fiscal 2012” according to Federal News Radio.

The Department of Homeland Security will be issuing “guidance in the coming months detailing how the information should look when exported to cyberscope…”

Agency officials have expressed concern about the ability of some agencies to meet the timetable.  Federal News Radio quotes an unnamed offcial stating, “I don’t see how people will do this. There hasn’t been buy-in across the board. Some agencies such as State, NASA and Justice will be able to do it. But others didn’t want to do it and haven’t started.”

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