Feds getting IT together

Monday, 4 November 2002, 6:17 PM EST

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.

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