Federal report urges cybersecurity regulation reforms sought by states

StateScoop: A report published Wednesday by the General Accountability Office, the investigative and auditing arm of Congress, calls on federal agencies to align the cybersecurity standards they impose on states using federal data. State chief information officers have long argued that the disparate requirements that different agencies, like the FBI or Social Security Administration, impose on states makes compliance burdensome.

“Harmonization” of these rules has been one of the top federal priorities sought by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers for the past several years.

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