ABSTRACT

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 4098, Secure Federal File Sharing Act   [open pdf - 22KB]

"H.R. 4098 would require federal agencies to develop and implement a plan within six months to ensure that computer systems, including those used by contractors, are secure from the use of certain file-sharing software. Affected software, known as peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs, are applications that allow users to download and directly share electronic files from other users. The legislation would not prohibit the use of all file-sharing programs but would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a procedure for agencies to receive approval to use file-sharing programs. Finally, H.R. 4098 would require agencies to create plans to address security concerns for government computer networks."

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2010-03-10
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Congressional Budget Office: http://cbo.gov/
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