The Washington Post today has a story headlined Uncle Sam Gets \u2018D-Plus\u2019 on Cyber-Security. It\u2019s not a policy story \u2013 although the government would probably get a D-plus there, too \u2013 but rather an evaluation of how well each government agency is doing with its own security initiatives. You can see the the full results here, but here are some highlights: For the fifth straight year over half the agencies received a D-plus or worse. Seven agencies flunked, five for the second straight year including the Department of Homeland Security. (Think about that for a second. The organization charged with securing the United States of America can\u2019t secure its own network well enough to get a D-minus, let alone a gentleman\u2019s C. And two years in a row\u2026I could go on for a long time about this.)\n\n\n\nOne agency that did do well was the Department of Transportation, which jumped from a D-plus to an A-minus. CIO Dan Matthews said that the reason for the improvement was high-level support and near-daily meetings with the Secretary, an explanation that will no doubt resonate with any CIO who has tried to get a project done.