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Information Sharing: Definition of the Results to Be Achieved in Terrorism-Related Information Sharing Is Needed to Guide Implementation and Assess Progress
GAO-08-637T: Published: Jul 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2008.
In 2005, GAO placed the issue of information sharing for homeland security on its high-risk list of federal functions needing broad-based transformation and since then has monitored the government's progress in resolving barriers to sharing. This testimony discusses three key information sharing efforts: (1) the actions that have been taken to guide the design and implementation of the Information...
Better Information Sharing Among Financial Services Regulators Could Improve Protections for Consumers
GAO-04-882R: Published: Jun 29, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2004.
GAO has long held the position that financial regulators can benefit from improved information sharing. As regulators are faced with the challenges of overseeing a myriad of financial products, along with the individuals and organizations that develop and sell them, information sharing among regulators serves as a key defense against fraud and market abuses. However, our system of financial regula...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Establishing Effective Information Sharing with Infrastructure Sectors
GAO-04-699T: Published: Apr 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2004.
Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) activities that are called for in federal policy and law are intended to enhance the security of the cyber and physical public and private infrastructures that are essential to our nation's security, economic security, and public health and safety. As our reliance on these infrastructures increases, so do the potential threats and attacks that could disrupt...
Homeland Security: Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
GAO-03-715T: Published: May 8, 2003. Publicly Released: May 8, 2003.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security, brought together 22 diverse organizations to help prevent terrorist attacks in the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorist attacks, and minimize damage and assist in recovery from attacks that do occur. To accomplish this mission, the act established specific homeland security re...
Social Security Numbers: Government Benefits from SSN Use but Could Provide Better Safeguards
GAO-02-352: Published: May 31, 2002. Publicly Released: May 31, 2002.
The Social Security number (SSN) was created in 1936 to track workers' earnings and eligibility for Social Security benefits. Because SSNs are unique identifiers and do not change, the numbers provide a convenient and efficient way to manage records. Government agencies are taking some steps to safeguard the number, but some protections are not uniformly in place at any level of government. Many o...
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...