Trusted Internet Connection

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The Trusted Internet Connection initiative (also known as TIC, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-08-05) is mandated in an OMB Memorandum issued in November 2007. The memorandum was meant to optimize individual external connections, including internet points of presence currently in use by the Federal government of the United States. It includes a program for improving the federal government’s incident response capability through a centralized gateway monitoring at a select group of TIC Access Providers (TICAP).[1] By reducing the number of access points, the government could more easily monitor and identify potentially malicious traffic.[2]

The initial goal for total number of federal external connections and internet points of presence was 50.[3] General Services Administration Networx is the contract vehicle to implement this initiative.[4]

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  1. ^ OMB: M-08-16, Guidance for Trusted Internet Connection Statement of Capability Form (SOC) (PDF), The White House, (April 4, 2008). Retrieved on August 9, 2008.
  2. ^ What's Happening with the Trusted Internet Connection? Interview with DHS Matt Coose 1 Mar 10 (podcast)
  3. ^ OMB: M-08-05, Implementation of Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) (PDF), The White House, (November 20, 2007). Retrieved on August 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Agencies make headway in reducing Internet gateways By Mary Mosquera Jul 10, 2008