Written Answers. - Computer Software.

Nora Owen

Question:

66 Mrs. Owen asked the Minister for Defence if he has satisfied himself that his Department and all agencies under his auspices are using licensed software only; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15369/98]

It is a matter of settled policy that only licensed software is used by my Department and by the Defence Forces. I have been advised that, in line with that policy, and computer security practice, an audit will be conducted in September-October of this year.