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Franklin Reeder: No New Budget Authority Needed for OMB Cyber Policy Shift

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The Office of Management and Budget should direct agencies to reallocate resources towards cybersecurity, a report authored by three former OMB officials says.

Federal Times reports the recommendations, released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, are based on previous suggestions that the OMB remove redundant cyber reports for federal agencies.

Franklin Reeder, a report author and former OMB chief of information policy, told reporter Zachary Fryer-Biggs the shift would not require any new budget authority for OMB and could take effect in 2013.

Reeder said policies on triennial reviews, certifications and accreditations under the Federal Information Security Management Act did not improve cybersecurity protection at agencies and were wasting agency resources, according to Federal Times.

These suggestions would complement cyber-related executive order the administration is drafting, Reeder told Fryer-Biggs.

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