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Some believe it is nothing more than a paper exercise. The government earned poor marks on information security this year. Of the 24 agencies graded, seven agencies failed outright and, overall, agencies received an average grade of D+.

The scores, based on a review of reports submitted by federal agencies in response to requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), surprised few in the industry. But it set many pundits' fingers a-wagging. "None of us would accept D+ grades on our children's ...

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