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Citation Edit

Government Accountability Office, Information Security: Agencies Face Challenges in Implementing Effective Software Patch Management Processes (GAO-04-816T) (June 2, 2004) (full-text).

Overview Edit

At the request of the House Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census, GAO reviewed the (1) reported status of 24 selected agencies in performing effective patch management practices, (2) tools and services available to federal agencies, (3) challenges to this endeavor, and (4) additional steps that can be taken to mitigate risks created by software vulnerabilities.

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