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Posted: 10/28/2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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On October 29th, Senator Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security held a hearing on FISMA reform. The panel of speakers included:

  • Vivek Kundra, the Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget
  • John Streufert, Deputy CIO and CISO, State Department
  • Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Tom Davis, former Congressman, long-time Federal IT and cyber security advocate, now with Deloitte
MeriTalk provided the following report to the committee. The report reveals that of the $6.2 billion that the Federal government spent on cyber defense in 2008, it spent some $1.31 billion on FISMA Certification and Accreditation (C&A) paperwork. In addition, it details the results of a Federal CISO survey regarding FISMA C&A paperwork.
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