Steamed about security

Monday, 3 May 2004, 2:23 PM EST

The sight of Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) grilling federal agency "big boys," a term Putnam uses on occasion, can be great theater. The 29-year-old congressman knows cybersecurity issues and asks tough questions.

Putnam was at his toughest during a recent House subcommittee hearing when he grew impatient with answers from Karen Evans, administrator for e-government and information technology in the Office of Management and Budget.

In response to one of his questions, Evans acknowledged that only five of 24 agencies had completed inventories of information systems assets, as required by law. Putnam questioned her on the effectiveness of OMB's budget guidance.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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