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Source: eGov Monitor - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government The Cabinet Office's Central Sponsor for Information Assurance, which co-ordinates information security projects across government, is investigating applications based around a highly secure open source operating system. The proof-of-concept systems being developed by the CSIA will use security enhanced Linux to support remote working and web services. Ministers were prompted to disclose details of the work following parliamentary questions tabled by Lord Harris of Haringey about the CSIA's activities in evaluating the security of open source software.

Responding on behalf of the Government, Lord Bassam said the unit was also sponsoring work at CESG, the Government's information assurance facility at GCHQ. "Among a range of IA capabilities being investigated is the future 'trusted computing platform'," he added

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