Corporate America should not only be willing to participate in such discussions, but also share in the responsibilities for its implementation. It is not enough for organizations to simply share their viewpoint, but they must also be ready to help in delivering solutions that improve the federal government’s security posture.
Sharing in the risks will bring with it ample rewards. In addition to solving this specific initiative, contractors and agencies will lay a solid foundation to identify other needs and solutions. This new partnership will open both opportunities and budgets, which making the associated operations efficient in both design and execution.
Information assurance at work
The level and sophistication of growing online threats and attacks highlight the imminent need for government agencies to coordinate and implement comprehensive information assurance practices with one another. But the responsibility must be one that is shared with the business community, who wrestle with these issues on a daily basis. Only by forging an alliance of corporate and government leaders will the United States see significant progress that guarantees the integrity of the both information gathered and stored against confidential leakage or counter-intelligence from adversaries.
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