Social Security Rated Among the Best in Government
on Computer Security Report Card
Grade Improves to "B+"
A Congressional report card rates Social Security’s computer security
efforts among the best in Federal government. This report card, issued
by the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, gave the Social Security
Administration a grade of “B+,” the third highest among Federal
agencies. Social Security has been among the top-ranking government agencies
each of the four years the report has been issued.
“For more than 68 years, Social Security has honored its commitment
to the American people to maintain the confidentiality of our records,”
said Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security. “Through
hard work and dedication, we have earned a well-deserved reputation as
an Agency worthy of the confidence and trust of the American people.”
In the three previous years the report card was issued Social Security
has fared well, earning the highest grade in government in 2002 and 2000,
and the second highest mark in 2001. The subcommittee’s computer
security grades are based on information contained in agency reports required
by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
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