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Information Security: Internal Revenue Service Needs to Remedy Serious Weaknesses over Taxpayer and Bank Secrecy Act Data
GAO-05-482: Published: Apr 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2005.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations. In addition, IRS provides computer processing support to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)--another Treasury bureau. As part of IRS's fiscal year 2004 financial statements, GAO assessed (1) the status of IRS's actions to correct or mitigate previous...
Information Security: Securities and Exchange Commission Needs to Address Weak Controls over Financial and Sensitive Data
GAO-05-262: Published: Mar 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2005.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations. As part of the audit of SEC's fiscal year 2004 financial statements, GAO assessed the effectiveness of the commission's information system controls in protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of its financial and sensitive information.S...
Information Security: Improvements Needed in Treasury's Security Management Program
GAO-04-77: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
The Department of the Treasury relies heavily on information systems--and on the public's trust in its work. Information security is therefore critical to Treasury operations. In support of its annual audit of the government's financial statements, GAO assessed the effectiveness of (1) Treasury's information security controls in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the de...
Information Security: Progress Made, but Weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service Continue to Pose Risks
GAO-03-44: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: May 30, 2003.
As part of its annual audits of IRS's financial statements, GAO assessed the effectiveness of information security controls at certain IRS facilities and over certain specific applications--controls meant to protect IRS's information systems and taxpayer data. Because the detailed reports that followed these reviews contained sensitive information and could be detrimental to the government if rele...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges in Protecting Federal Systems and Developing Analysis and Warning Capabilities
GAO-01-1132T: Published: Sep 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2001.
Federal computer systems are riddled with weaknesses that continue to put critical operations and assets at risk. New information security provisions introduced by Congress will be a major catalyst for federal agencies to improve their security program management. To help maintain the momentum that the new information security reform provisions have generated, federal agencies must act quickly to...
Information Security: USDA Needs to Implement Its Departmentwide Information Security Plan
AIMD-00-217: Published: Aug 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the steps the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to help ensure departmentwide information systems security.GAO noted that: (1) USDA has taken positive steps to begin improving its information security by developing its August 1999 Action Plan with recommendations to strengthen departmentwide information security and hiring a...
VA Information Systems: Computer Security Weaknesses Persist at the Veterans Health Administration
AIMD-00-232: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed information system general controls over financial and sensitive veteran medical information maintained by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), focusing on: (1) specific computer security weaknesses GAO identified at the New Mexico and North Texas health care systems in conjunction with the audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fi...
Information Security: Fundamental Weaknesses Place EPA Data and Operations at Risk
AIMD-00-215: Published: Jul 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) information security program, focusing on: (1) EPA's computer-based controls; (2) the extent and impact of computer security incidents at EPA; and (3) the agency's information security program management.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's review found serious and pervasive problems that essentially...
VA Systems Security: Information System Controls at the VA Maryland Health Care System
AIMD-00-117R: Published: Apr 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the effectiveness of information system general controls at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS).GAO noted that: (1) there are significant weaknesses that pose a risk of inadvertent or deliberate misuse, fraudulent use, improper disclosure, and destruction of financial and sensitive veteran medical information;...
VA Systems Security: Information System Controls at the New Mexico VA Health Care System
AIMD-00-88R: Published: Mar 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the effectiveness of information system general controls and computer security at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), focusing on the weaknesses GAO identified at NMVAHCS and the status of corrective actions.GAO noted that: (1) NMVAHCS made progress in correcting specific computer se...