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GSA must secure online construction data, audit finds




GSA must secure online construction data, audit finds
GSA must secure online construction data, audit finds



http://fcw.com/articles/2010/04/05/gsa-pbs-secure-data.aspx 

By Matthew Weigelt
FCW.com
April 05, 2010

The General Services Administration needs greater security for its 
sensitive building information in online environments, according to a 
new report.

Officials in GSA's Public Building Service (PBS) began using electronic 
project management software applications (e-PMs) in the 1990s to more 
easily share project information.

However, they put sensitive information at risk by using the e-PMs and 
other "groupware," such as intranet Web sites, according to a GSA 
inspector general's audit report. The report was released March 31. Even 
so, officials have not included these online systems under the purview 
of its security program or ensured that the e-PMs comply with Federal 
Information Security Management Act requirements.

The auditors recommended that PBS develop a way to secure existing e-PMs 
and set standards for applications that will come with future 
construction projects. They also recommend training managers on 
information security, the report states.

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