Feds see slight gain on security marks

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 12:00 AM EST

The federal government last week received an overall grade of C- on an annual IT security report card issued by Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.). That was a slight improvement from the D+ grades handed out for the two previous years, but eight agencies got failing marks ó the same number as last year.

The agencies at the bottom of the report card included the departments of Defense, State, the Interior and the Treasury, as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It was the second straight F grade for the Defense, State and Interior departments. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security received a D, up one grade from an F a year ago.

At Computerworld.

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