Feds Getting IT Together

    Date04 Nov 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    2589
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Government security officials have begun a new era of interagency cooperation that has led to unprecedented levels of information sharing. And while the high-level meetings have strengthened government security capabilities, they have also highlighted shortcomings in a key part of the data gathering and analysis processes. . . . Government security officials have begun a new era of interagency cooperation that has led to unprecedented levels of information sharing. And while the high-level meetings have strengthened government security capabilities, they have also highlighted shortcomings in a key part of the data gathering and analysis processes.

    The movement inside the government comes as the White House faces continued pressure to narrow the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace to focus on systems that are most vulnerable to terrorist threats. Security insiders say provisions for home computer users and small businesses should be revisited in a revised draft that is due to be released by the end of the year.

    As that debate continues, the heads of several federal security organizations--including the Federal Computer Incident Response Center, the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office and the National Infrastructure Protection Center--have begun meeting regularly to coordinate their activities and establish ground rules for information sharing.

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