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Peer to peer computer file sharing may be coming to an end. Congressman Edolphus Towns plans to introduce a bill banning the use of peer-to-peer software on all government and contractor computers and networks. Possible information leaks about the electronics for the president's Marine One make such a ban necessary. Additionally, the GAO is calling for a more secure network to share digitized data. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee will continue hearings on this after Congress returns from its August recess.
Now that GSA has issued an RFQ, more experts think the technology will happen sooner rather than later for the federal government.
In a recent cyber security survey of government IT executives, intrusion detection and prevention were one of the top priorities mentioned by 42% of the respondents in that survey. Investments in intrusion detection to protect the network and prevent intrusions were indicated to be extremely important. Securing your network in these two areas to protect against cyber attacks will have an indelible impact on improving security.
The White House wants agencies to shift priorities as they develop their fiscal 2011 budget submissions to focus more on the administration's science and technology priorities.