December 11, 2014

WASHINGTON – Today, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice of the tech sector, as well as the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), the public sector division of ITI, released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Public Sector Trey Hodgkins after the passage of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA):

“We’ve been working closely with lawmakers on updating FISMA and commend the Senate and House for passing legislation aimed at strengthening the federal government’s cybersecurity posture. With ever more sophisticated cyber attacks on federal information technology systems, modernizing the federal government’s information security practices is long overdue. The outmoded paper-based regime must evolve into a risk-based approach. Allowing agencies to use automated security tools to continuously diagnose and monitor federal information systems permits security to keep pace with evolving cyber threats. We look forward to working with the federal government on effective implementation of the law so that it achieves these critical goals.” 

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About ITI. The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the global voice of the tech sector. As the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies, ITI navigates the relationships between policymakers, companies, and non-governmental organizations, providing creative solutions that advance the development and use of technology around the world. Visit www.itic.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news @ITI_TechTweets.

About ITAPS. ITAPS, a division of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), is an alliance of leading technology companies building and integrating the latest innovative technologies for the public sector market. With a focus on the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as on educational institutions, ITAPS advocates for improved procurement policies and practices, while identifying business development opportunities and sharing market intelligence with our industry participants. Visit itaps.itic.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @ITAlliancePS.

Public Policy Tags: ITAPS, Cybersecurity