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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Mon Mar 19 2007 - 08:49:42 CDT
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By Cecilia Kang
Washington Post Staff Writer
March 19, 2007
There was the stolen laptop that put the identities of millions of
veterans and soldiers at risk. Then flooding shut down part of the IRS
building, prompting a scramble for electronic files and equipment.
In the wake of such publicized mishaps, security and privacy issues are
taking center stage at this year's FOSE trade show, Washington's largest
convention for federal, state and local government information technology
contractors, as a host of companies peddle new products and services aimed
at sealing and protecting the government's data and networks.
The two-day show at the Washington Convention Center begins tomorrow, and
organizers hope to draw 20,000 people. The event comes as government
spending is likely to be more restrained compared with that of previous
In the past two years, the rate of growth in spending on office
technologies has steadily declined and is projected to increase only
slightly over the next year, said Bill Loomis, an analyst at Stifel
The Office of Management and Budget has allocated $65.5 billion for
information technology for the government in fiscal 2008, up 2.6 percent
from President Bush's 2007 request of $63.8 billion.
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