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Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges in Safeguarding Government and Privately Controlled Systems from Computer-Based Attacks
GAO-01-1168T: Published: Sep 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2001.
Federal agencies, and other public and private groups, rely extensively on computer systems and electronic data. The security of these systems and data is essential to avoiding disruptions in critical operations and preventing data tampering, fraud, and inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information. However, federal computer systems contain weaknesses that continue to put critical operations a...
Financial Services Regulators: Better Information Sharing Could Reduce Fraud
GAO-01-478T: Published: Mar 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2001.
The sharing of regulatory and criminal history data among financial services regulators can reduce fraudulent activities. GAO recently reported on several instances in which unscrupulous brokers moved from one financial industry to another. This testimony focuses on (1) systems used by financial regulators for tracking regulatory history data, (2) regulatory history data needed to help prevent ro...
The Challenge of Data Sharing: Results of a GAO-Sponsored Symposium on Benefit and Loan Programs
GAO-01-67: Published: Oct 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2000.
Data sharing among federal agencies that run federal benefit and loan programs is important for determining the eligibility of applicants and beneficiaries. A GAO symposium on data sharing highlighted various issues facing federal agencies in their efforts to prevent abuse of federal programs. Symposium speakers focused on the number of program dollars saved by interagency data exchanges. Agencies...
Benefit and Loan Programs: Improved Data Sharing Could Enhance Program Integrity
HEHS-00-119: Published: Sep 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on data sharing among federally funded benefit and loan programs, focusing on: (1) the data that selected benefit and loan programs use to verify self-reported, eligibility-related information; (2) whether additional data sharing with federal, state, and local governments, or private entities, could avoid some improper payments; and (3)...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Challenges to Building a Comprehensive Strategy for Information Sharing and Coordination
T-AIMD-00-268: Published: Jul 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges of developing effective information sharing and coordination strategies needed to deal with computer security threats.GAO noted that: (1) developing the information sharing and coordination capabilities needed to effectively deal with computer threats and actual incidents is complex and challenging but essential; (2) data on possibl...
Chief Information Officers: Implementing Effective CIO Organizations
T-AIMD-00-128: Published: Mar 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the role of chief information officers (CIO) in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) as the federal government moves to fully embrace the digital age and focuses on electronic government initiatives, leadership in the management of the government's information resources is of paramount importance; (2) yet a CIO, alone, cannot ensure the succ...
Legal Services Corporation: More Needs to be Done to Correct Case Service Reporting Problems
T-GGD-99-185: Published: Sep 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the two reviews that it has completed pertaining to case service reporting (CSR) by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), focusing on: (1) what efforts LSC and its grantees have made to correct case reporting problems; and (2) whether these efforts are likely to resolve the case reporting problems that occurred in 1997.GAO noted that: (1) LSC issu...
Defense Information Management: Continuing Implementation Challenges Highlight the Need for Improvement
T-AIMD-99-93: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to implement the Clinger-Cohen Act and strengthen its information technology (IT) management processes.GAO noted that: (1) in 1995, GAO designated DOD's effort to streamline its business operations and deploy more efficient and less redundant standard information systems as a high risk area; (2) DOD was sp...
Independent Counsels: Inquiry Regarding Expenditures
AIMD-98-140R: Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the specificity of expenditure data reported by independent counsels, and the extent to which GAO compiles and maintains itemized information and supporting documentation for the expenditures.GAO noted that: (1) in its most recent audit, GAO reported that the independent counsels' statement of expenditures were reliable in all materi...
USDA Information Management: Proposal to Strengthen Authority of the Chief Information Officer
T-AIMD-98-96: Published: Mar 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the problems and challenges the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has faced in managing the more than $1 billion it spends annually on information technology (IT) investments, as well as recent IT reform legislation that established the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position in federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year 1998 alone, USDA...