During an eight-week pause, the department will assess the program's successes and failures so far.
The Homeland Security Department, which ordered the security upgrade, is only 15 percent compliant.
If agencies take a proactive approach to security they can detect threats faster, respond more quickly and better mitigate the effects of attacks.
Data breaches touched almost every sector hurting us where we live, shop, ride and bank.
The Federal Acquisition Service has doled out $9 million to agencies supporting the EIS rollout without receiving the required interagency agreements.
A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.