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Feds Get Mixed Report Card On Data Breaches

A Government Accountability Office study recommends that agencies improve the way they respond to data breaches; new guidelines are en route.

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1/10/2014 | 4:31:51 PM
The troubles begin with OMB
As so often happens, agencies take the guidance they get from OMB, implement what they believe they need to do, then get nailed for their shortcomings, only to have the GAO lay the blame back on OMB for icomplete guidance. Bureacracy can be a viscious circle. Bottom line: "OMB allowed these agencies to implement data breach response policies and procedures inconsistently." 
 

 
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