Social Security Earns Highest Grade
on Computer Security Report Card
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) computer security
efforts earned the top grade for all Federal agencies in an annual
Congressional report card. With a grade of "B-," SSA is the top-ranking
government agency for the second time in three years. This report
card, the third annual, is issued by the House Government Reform
Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and
"Social Security has always recognized the importance of protecting
the privacy of the people we serve and ensuring the integrity and
accuracy of the records we keep," said James B. Lockhart, the Deputy
Commissioner of Social Security. "For more than 65 years, SSA has
honored its commitment to the American people to maintain the confidentiality
of our records."
In the two previous years the report card was issued SSA has fared
well, earning the highest grade in 2000 with a "B" and the second
highest mark in 2001. The subcommittee’s computer security grades
are based on information contained in agency reports to the Office
of Management and Budget.
The subcommittee’s chairman, Representative Stephen Horn (R-CA),
stated "On the top end of the report card, I am pleased to note
that the Social Security Administration continues to be a shining
example of sound leadership and focused attention."
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