Horn to grade agencies' security practices

    Date29 Aug 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    3691
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The lawmaker who, with his periodic report cards, shamed federal agencies into taking steps to rid their most critical computer systems of the Year 2000 computer bug plans to shed the same light on the government's computer security practices. Rep. Stephen . . . The lawmaker who, with his periodic report cards, shamed federal agencies into taking steps to rid their most critical computer systems of the Year 2000 computer bug plans to shed the same light on the government's computer security practices. Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif., chairman of the House Government Reform Committee's Government Management, Information and Technology Subcommittee, plans to issue a report card next month grading the security of federal government computer systems.

    "The goal is the same as with Y2K, to draw attention to the problems and to put it in as simplified manner as we can to urge agencies to make computer security a high priority," said Bonnie Heald, spokeswoman for Horn's subcommittee, which will release the report card the second week of September and likely will hold a related hearing on the issue.

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