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DHS earns kudos for tightening security on intelligence systems




DHS earns kudos for tightening security on intelligence systems
DHS earns kudos for tightening security on intelligence systems



http://fcw.com/articles/2009/07/10/web-dhs-ig-intelligence-system-management.aspx 

By Ben Bain
FCW.com
July 10, 2009

The Homeland Security Department has significantly minimized the 
security risks with its intelligence systems, according to a report from 
the department's inspector general.

The department made the improvements by dealing with security 
vulnerabilities that the IG identified in an evaluation of fiscal 2007, 
according to the summary report released on the IG's Web site July 8. 
The IG said a more recent evaluation showed that DHS had dealt with 10 
of the 14 recommendations the office had previously made that related to 
the department's security program for top secret/sensitive compartmented 
information systems.

"Overall, the information security procedures have been documents and 
controls have been implemented, providing an effective level of security 
for the department's intelligence systems," the report states.

However, the IG also said the department hadn't yet implemented all of 
the department's recommendations and suggested that the head of 
intelligence and analysis at DHS take those actions. The IG also 
recommended the department's Office of the Chief Information Officer 
deal with "system-control issues" identified during the IG's review.

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