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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Federal Government Encryption

Feds Directed To Encrypt Gov't Web Sites by Dec. 2016

Shirley Siluk | June 9, 2015

Just weeks after a study found that key federal Web sites lacked basic online security to protect users, the U.S. government has issued a directive requiring all publicly accessible sites and services to begin using secure HTTPS connections.
The Office of Management and Budget order, issued by Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott (pictured above), mandates that the changeover be complete by the end of 2016.
An April survey by the American Civil Liberties Union identified 29 federal inspector general offices that did not use the encrypted HTTPS protocol on sites the public can use to submit tips about fraud, waste and abuse. 

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