Agencies still challenged by transition to Networx

Thursday - 7/1/2010, 4:50pm EDT

WFED's Jason Miller

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  • Few agencies met OMB's deadline to choose their provider of new network cybersecurity services. Some observers say this is another example of the continuing challenges the government is having in transitioning to Networx from FTS2001. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller has the latest on the multi-billion dollar contract.

  • The Postal Service is at the very top of the Ponemon Institute's List of Most Trusted Federal Agencies. The think tank's 2010 Privacy Trust Study ranks agencies based on attention to privacy protection. The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service rounded out the top three positions, while Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the National Security Agency were ranked as the least trusted. Overall, the public's opinion of the federal government's commitment to protecting personal privacy fell to an all time low of 38 percent.

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