Layers Upon Layers of Oversight

Posted February 28th, 2008 by

Think you’ve got it bad?  Think about our poor ISSO for a government IT system.  You have the following people looking over your shoulder:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information System Security Manager (ie, a manager of ISSOs)
  • Certification Agent
  • Independent Validation and Verification Teams
  • Inspector General
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Government Accountability Office

It’s a high-pressure situation, and the phrase “Who watches those who watch the watchers?” comes to mind.

Just a thought for today:  how risk-adverse do you have to be in a situation like this, and how career-limiting can it turn out?

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  1.  Darren Couch Says:

    I think a good prescription for Valium would be in order in that job…and some good ulcer medication.

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