The proliferation of multiple password standards in the government results in higher overhead costs. When passwords are forgotten, IT support must step in to reset them, resulting in lost productivity on the part of the user and the use of additional support resources. Use of a single sign on function for all government systems would keep support costs lower by limiting the number of password reset requests, while increasing security by eliminating the need for government employees to create lists of passwords that themselves are vulnerable to exploitation.
Idea No. 607