[ISN] OMB: Agencies must shed more gateways

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:35:51 -0500 (CDT)

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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