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Many Agencies Score Low On White House Verification Card Audit

CyberStockA new White House scorecard is showing many agencies are not making progress in using identity cards to protect their information systems, Federal Times reports.

Nicole Blake Johnson writes the audit evaluated agencies’ use of Personal Identity Verification cards, intended to reserve access to information systems for authorized employees.

At half of the 24 agencies evaluated, only 2 percent or less of employees use the PIV cards, while 84 percent of Defense Department employees and 93 percent of General Services Administration employees use the cards.

The White House also evaluated agencies’ use of automated software, with the goal of monitoring 95 percent of devices operating on their networks by October 2014.

Eighteen agencies scored the minimum 80 percent target for monitoring devices and hardware and 12 reached 95 percent, according to Federal Times.

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