By Mary Mosquera
July 10, 2008
Agencies have until the latter part of 2009 to begin operating
approximately 79 Internet gateways that will serve the federal
government under the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC), Karen Evans,
Office of Management and Budget's administrator for e-Government and
information technology, said today.
The exact number of connections may change as some agencies provide more
information and vendors establish TIC services, Evans said as she
released a status report on the TIC initiative today. Evans also said
the deadline for the TIC is "toward the end" of calendar year 2009, but
did not provide a specific date.
The TIC effort should improve the federal government.s information
security environment by making it easier to monitor data traffic on
agencies' connections, OMB said when it introduced the initiative last
"Fewer external connections means fewer vulnerabilities and better
secured networks," Evans said.
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