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Bill Would Require CISOs in Federal Agencies

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 24, 2011

Gov Info Security reports that the E-Government Act, currently in front of congress, would require federal agencies to designate a senior officer as chief information security officer (CISO) and lays out the responsibilities of that position. Sponsored by the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the bill states that the CISO would oversee agency security operations and report annually to the agency head. The CISO would also, with the federal CIO, "establish, maintain and update an enterprise network, system, storage and security architecture" to be accessed by a newly created National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications.
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