Is it Time for FISMA to Fizzle Out?

By Shawn P. McCarthy – September 16, 2010
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As government agencies move toward cloud computing and more complex systems -- systems which may have business processes embedded into service oriented architectures -- it may be that FISMA will lose traction as the best long-term solution for keeping government systems secure. The Federal Information Security Management Act was signed into law in 2002. The law stressed that information security is an important part of the nation's economic and national security. FISMA rules require each federal agency to d


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Shawn P. McCarthy

Research DirectorIDC Government Insights

<p>Analyst and research director at IDC since 2004.</p>


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