February 5th, 2003 04:45 AM
Feds Push for Secure Systems
From the full story here
Ummm geee ya think?
As part of its effort to encourage the development and use of more secure software, the federal government is quietly moving toward buying such programs in an expedited way, outside of the normal procurement process.
Software vendors say that some government agencies have begun this process already, and a recommendation in the final version of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace encourages more agencies to follow suit.
"The private sector should consider including in near-term research and development priorities programs for highly secure and trustworthy operating systems," the recommendation reads. "If such systems are developed and successfully evaluated, the federal government will, subject to budget considerations, accelerate procurement of such systems."