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    HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS SECURITY

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    by jaqui ·

    –IG Report: IRS Secure Messaging Must be Used by All to be Effective
    (28 February 2005)
    A report from the Treasury Department Inspector General of tax
    administration found that while the Internal Revenue Service has a
    Secure Messaging system which allows employees to securely share
    sensitive information through email, only 76% of IRS email mailboxes
    have been enrolled. The program is not effective unless both the sender
    and the recipient of the message are using the encryption service. The
    encryption program consumes both storage and financial resources; if the
    IRS decides it wants to keep the program, the IG report recommends
    making sure that 100% of employees who send sensitive data are enrolled.
    http://www.gcn.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=gcndaily2&story.id=35174

    they should just set the email clients to use by default, no opt-in, no opt-out.
    then it’s not an issue.

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