House Panel Slams Federal IT Security

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-03-19 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Of the 24 agencies graded, 14 scored below a "C."

Federal agencies arent doing enough to secure their network systems, even as documented cyber-attacks against the U.S. government continue to dramatically rise, U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) said Thursday. In the annual report card issued by the subcommittee, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the National Science Foundation each scored an "A" in cyber-security, but eight other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, received "Fs". Of the 24 agencies graded, 14 scored below a "C."

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