Strides made to harmonize IT security systems across agencies

Thursday - 9/16/2010, 5:25pm EDT

There's now proof that national security and non-national security IT systems can work together effectively.

The Government Accountability Office has just released its 38-page report praising a task force made up of civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies for their effective implementation of information security controls across interconnected systems.

GAO says the task force created the processes and guidance for a unified information security framework but it did leave room for improvement, saying additional work remains to fully realize the benefits of the harmonized guidance.

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